Incident response capabilities of organizations are underdeveloped and 65% are more likely to adopt mature capabilities only after their business experiences an incident, according to the new RSA Cybersecurity Poverty Index.
This was the second RSA Cybersecurity Poverty Index conducted by the security division of EMC and designed to get organizations to assess their cybersecurity programs using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as the yardstick.
The study found that companies invested in detection and response technologies are better placed to ward off cyber attacks than organizations that have just perimeter protection. An important improvement from the 2015 survey was an increase in the number of organizations with better capabilities, rising from 4.9% to 7.4%. The research also revealed that for the second straight year, respondents with significant cybersecurity risk exposure stand at 75%.
Amit Yoran, CEO of RSA, said “We need to change the way we are thinking about security, to focus on more than just prevention – to develop a strategy that emphasizes detection and response.”
Read full survey report here.