Ed Survey Results: Insider Threats

From Dark Reading | January 26, 2015

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software, today announced the results of its cybersecurity survey, in which federal IT Professionals exposed a need for internal cybersecurity threat prevention. Respondents identified careless and untrained insiders as their greatest source of cybersecurity threats — over malicious external sources such as hackers and terrorists — yet disparately reported that malicious external threat sources maintained priority for threat prevention investment.

In December 2014, Market Connections, a leading government market research provider, in conjunction with SolarWinds conducted its second annual blind survey* of 200 IT and IT security decision makers in the federal government, military and intelligence communities in an effort to uncover their most critical IT security challenges and to determine how to make potential security threats visible so IT can confront them. Respondents weighed in on top cybersecurity threat sources, obstacles to threat prevention, necessary tools for threat prevention, and their concerns, investment and policies regarding cybersecurity.

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