A look at some recent surveys and reports dealing with risk and compliance issues. A survey of 100 security executives by Raytheon Cyber Products/Websense found 63% of respondents said their organization had suffered one or two breaches in the past year, while 17% said three to five and 6% said 10 or more. More alarmingly, 13% said they were unaware how many breaches may have occurred. The survey found 65% of respondents said they were “somewhat confident” with their organization’s current security posture, with 31% feeling “very confident.”
The survey found this lack of confidence may stem from the use of quantitative metrics to measure the effectiveness of their security programs.