Study: Companies remain vulnerable as ever to hackers
August 13, 2012
Despite well-publicized data thefts in recent years, major US companies are as vulnerable as ever to hacker attacks, and many executives say their businesses lack the resources to protect themselves, according to a report from the Waltham-based computer security company CounterTack Inc.
CounterTack commissioned a survey of 100 information security executives at companies with revenues greater than $100 million and found that half had dealt with computer network attacks during the previous 12 months.
A third of those executives doubted their organizations could fend off future attacks, and 84 percent said their companies were vulnerable to “advanced persistent attacks” — highly aggressive assaults launched by major criminal organizations and foreign governments, such as the 2011 attack on the Bedford data security company RSA Security.