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25% of IT Professionals are not confident about their Security Breach Plans

by Shannon Simpson | 16 Nov 2016
Independent security consultancy launches CNS Cyber Rescue Line, a dedicated incident response helpline for organisations that suffer a security breach, as part of its CERT service

Independent security consultancy launches CNS Cyber Rescue Line, a dedicated incident response helpline for organisations that suffer a security breach, as part of its CERT service.

LONDON – November 14, 2016CNS Group, an independent UK cyber security consultancy, has today announced the results of its 2016 Incident Response Survey. Carried out at IP Expo 2016, the survey raises concerns about the confidence of IT professionals in their security incident response plans and the impact of this upon their organisations. Twenty-six percent of respondents were fairly unconfident or not very confident in their organisation’s security incident response plan. Despite this continued lack of confidence, respondents understood the significant impact of a breach upon their organisations with reputational damage topping the list (56 percent), loss of system availability (13 percent), compliance issues (11 percent), loss of IP (nine percent), remediation costs (nine percent) and other (two percent).

In response to these findings, CNS Group is launching its CNS Cyber Rescue Line, a dedicated incident response helpline for organisations that suffer a breach. The help line directly connects organisations that are experiencing an attack with an incident response expert, who can provide them with rapid, practical remediation advice as well as best practices for breach prevention – helping organisations to learn from a breach and improve their long term security posture. The service will be available to anyone that signs up to the CNS Group CERT service.

Having a comprehensive incident response plan is crucial for any size or type of organisation. So why do some organisations still not have an incident response plan in place?

  • 38 percent: Lack of awareness within organisations
  • 23 percent: Lack of resources
  • 18 percent: Lack of skills or expertise
  • 12 percent: Lack of budget
  • Nine percent: Other
  • Five percent: Lack of time

The research also asked IT professionals to identity the benefits of an incident response service. Over a quarter welcomed the 24/7 support (29 percent) and peace of mind (28 percent). This was followed by knowledge and expertise (19 percent), having a dedicated response team (13 percent), a bespoke incident response plan (9 percent) and other (2 percent).

“If the worst happens we are here to help organisations get back to business as usual as quickly and painlessly as possible. But just waiting for a breach to happen is not good enough. This survey shows the importance of taking a proactive approach to cyber security,” said Shannon Simpson, CEO, CNS Group. “Having a dedicated response team, able to provide 24/7 support gives organisations greater assurance and reduces the time and money they need to spend securing their networks.”

If you would like to get access to your own dedicated CNS Cyber Rescue Line, click here.

Methodology

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from research carried out at IP Expo 2016. Total sample size was 167 IT professionals. Fieldwork was undertaken from 5th – 6th October 2016. The survey was carried out face to face.

About CNS Group

As a government accredited company, we help UK organisations of all sizes build cyber security capabilities and maintain compliance through practical consulting and managed security services. It’s all we do and we are proud that our customers think we do it well.

To find out more about CNS Group’s Managed Security Services, click here.

Media contact

Jess Tanner
JD Marketing
020 8297 5388
jesst@jdmarketing.co.uk

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