While most cybersecurity professionals continue to profess they are moderately to highly confident in the overall security posture of their organization growing concerns about phishing and ransomware attacks appears to be taking its toll.
Most cybersecurity professionals these days are becoming increasingly conflicted. Confidence in cybersecurity defenses is relatively high. The issue is that phishing and ransomware attacks essentially bypass those defenses by tricking end-users into downloading malware on to an endpoint in a way that essentially bypasses those defenses. The only real defense is to continually backup data to make sure pristine copies of critical data are always available. How long that malware lies dormant on an endpoint or when it might start attempting to encrypt or steal data is anybody’s guess. It’s that level of uncertainty that starts to gnaw at the confidence of the average cybersecurity professional.