Software Vulnerabilities Lead to Internal Security Problems: Kaspersky
eWeek, By Sean
While malware is a potential hazard for all
organizations, security risks within legitimate software applications often
lead to internal cyber-security incidents at companies around the world.
Flaws in existing software are the leading
cause of internal IT security threats, according to a new study from Kaspersky
Lab, which surveyed 2,895 IT professionals around the world. The software
vulnerabilities are leading to multiple forms of exploits including data
Erofeev, chief marketing officer at Kaspersky Lab, defines internal incidents
as those caused by internal reasons: vulnerabilities in software inside the
company infrastructure and mistakes made by employees. "Some internal
incidents result in data loss, but not always," Erofeev said. "For
example, out of 39 percent of companies which reported incidents involving
vulnerabilities, only 10 percent experienced sensitive data loss." Read more.