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Cybersecurity : companies still fear more criminal organisations (Part 1)

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On cyber security issues, the study GISS 2015 Ernst & Young shows that the majority of companies (88%) believe that their information systems do not meet their security needs. Regarding the sources of threats, they are 59% to mention criminal organizations before the hacktivists (54%), but also mean more groups sponsored by governments (35%).

The audit and consulting firm EY (Ernst & Young) just released its 18th annual survey on information security. Devoted to cyber security threats that companies face, the 2015 edition of GISS (Global Information Security Survey) was conducted among 1755 organizations in 67 countries. First observation, 88% of respondents do not believe their information systems meet their security needs which must cover all company sizes (finance, supply chain, CRM, HR ...), which is more full digital transformation. However, they are only 36% think they would not be able to detect sophisticated attacks, while they were 56% last year. This is a significant improvement considers EY while reminding the companies to have in mind that the level of sophistication of attacks increases continuously.

 

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In its preamble to study GISS 2015, EY stresses the importance of understanding the challenges of cyber security. Companies consider the opportunities provided by the digital transformation and accelerate their projects in this direction. But in their haste, they overlooked certain precautions and underestimated risks, says the firm. The awareness that the digital world also offered enormous potential for exploitation crime took place late. Just as only begin to emerge the complex interconnectivity between users, businesses and the "objects" of the IoT and the unintended consequences that result. To understand and understand the challenges they face, organizations must ask themselves four sets of questions, advise the audit firm. First, what are the threats that you think have to face and how can you fight? Second, what are the worst scenarios for you, how to detect the most tenuous signals and constantly maintain the highest level of alert? Third, why are you still so vulnerable is to faulty measurements in your current environment, because you do not have mechanisms to adapt to changes or because you do not have a proactive approach to neutralize sophisticated cyber attacks? Fourth, what is an active defense and how to build it, what needs improvement? (Part 1)

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Arshad Dewkunkhan is Editor at Mauritius Yellow Pages, aged 25, resident of Rose - Hill. Former student of the St Joseph college with a formal education at College and University in Business Side.   Arshad is an avide reader, manages several Social Media pages, a football fanatic and loves spending time by nature.  

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