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Study Reveals the Most Common Attack Methods of Data Thieves
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Ulf Mattsson,
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7/31/2015 | 11:46:48 AM
We need to change the way we think about security
I agree that "data thieves only have to find a single exploitable opening," and "We need to change the way we think about security if we want a better prognosis about the realities of today's threat landscape."

Ponemon Institute published an interesting survey related to the recent spate of high-profile cyber attacks. According to the survey database security was recommended by 49% of respondents, but the study found that organizations continue to allocate the bulk of their budget (40%) to network security and only 19% to database security.

Ponemon concluded that "This is often because organizations have traditionally spent money on network security and so it is earmarked in the budget and requires no further justification."

We are seeing a number of common issues across recent data breaches, stealing our most sensitive data, and I think it is time to re-think our security approach and be more data-centric.   

Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity


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