Low-level malware worries security professionals the most, says report Read more: Low-level malware worries security professionals the most, says report
A survey of over 1,600 IT administrators and professionals that includes managers and C-level executives found that 55 percent consider “traditional” threats of malware and spyware to be the main threats facing the enterprise today. Notably, 44 percent consider Stuxnet a “very small” threat, due to its benign nature on corporate systems. It’s widely believed that Stuxnet was designed to cripple centrifuges used by Iran for uranium enrichment.
The survey was conducted by eEye Digital Security, and saw respondents indicating concern over lack of staff and resources, improper configuration and inability to protect against zero-day flaws. As eEye CTO Marc Maiffret put it: “Although cutting-edge headlines and horror stories may rule the air, most security professionals remain focused on the basics.”