39 percent of survey participants said that over the past 12 months, vulnerabilities in legitimate software programs have been a source of corporate computer infections
and critical data leakage. Of the companies that reported security problems due
to software vulnerabilities, 10 percent reported leakages of critical corporate
data. Overall, 25
percent of survey
participants suffered data leakages involving company business due to an internal security issue.
While the number of
incidents involving software
vulnerabilities has fallen
substantially since 2011 – from 47 percent to 39
percent – it is still high.
In total, approximately 85 percent of companies have
reported internal IT security incidents, with software
The highest percentage
of incidents was noted in Russia, where 51 percent of survey respondents
were affected. 43
percent of companies based in
Asia-Pacific encountered these issues, as did 38 percent of companies in North America. Japanese companies had the
lowest frequency of vulnerability-related security problems at just 29 percent.
Protect your company against software vulnerabilities Without extra protection, company IT infrastructures will remain vulnerable until software developers release
updates to patch these vulnerabilities. How can companies ensure their data is safe?
Using a security solution with advanced technologies that have the capability to detect and intercept attacks launched via software
vulnerabilities is critical for any company. An advanced security solution will
also help prioritize the update of software programs once vulnerabilities have
This type of
technology, with top-of-the-line
protection against malware and other cyber threats, is built into Kaspersky Endpoint Security for
professional security platform from Kaspersky Lab. The Automatic
Exploit Prevention tool detects and
blocks attempts to exploit vulnerabilities found in commonly used applications,
while the Systems
Management component effectively manages company workstations, and
allows company IT professionals to centrally install security updates for the
applications running on company computers.
About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held
vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the
world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout
its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT
security and provides effective digital security solutions for large
enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company
registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries
and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million
users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
*The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by
Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide
Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July
2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of
endpoint security solutions in 2011.