Survey: Information Security Professionals Say Firewalls, IDS, IPS and Antivirus No Longer Effective for State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks
San Francisco, CA—March 6, 2013—nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management, today announced the results of a survey of 205 attendees of RSA® Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California.
Survey findings include:
- 59% of respondents say firewalls are no longer effective against state-sponsored cyber attacks
- 48% said antivirus software is no longer effective against state sponsored cyber attacks
- 39% said intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are no longer effective against state-sponsored cyber attacks
"Security professionals know we live in a world where state sponsored attacks are common and they also know that many legacy security systems that are updated after exploits or malware become public knowledge are no longer effective against these attacks," noted Lamar Bailey, director of security research and development. "Plugging in a firewall, IPS, or IDS and setting auto update doesn't offer enough protection against sophisticated cyber attacks. IT security professionals know they can no longer sit passively on the sidelines and assume security technology will protect them."
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