Survey reveals that Cyber security breaches can come from inside the company

Cyber security is one of the most important aspects of marketing on the internet. Having proper Cyber security measures on your online platform ensures that both your businesses and your consumer's data remain safe and protected. But, many business owners fail to realize that cyber security breaches can come from the inside as well.

According to a report by Gurucul, a very disturbing 73.48% of businesses waste the majority of their cyber security budgets on failed fixes that only damage the software further all while having an abundance of tools at their disposal created entirely for this purpose.

And as if this wasn't enough, only 25% of businesses are aware that breaches often come from the inside, despite the number of breaches from inside the company having increased by 47% in the past two years. Out of them, only a quarter of businesses have the realization that the biggest breaches and the threats to their company come from the inside and that their employees may be the people after the destruction of their company.

In the report, it was said that, while 70% of security threats come from the outside and most of the breaches are ransomware breaches, we must not forget to look beyond the outside threats, into our circles as well because betrayal never comes from your enemies.

From the survey, it was also found that 33% of respondents were able to detect a security breach within hours of it being done whether from the inside or the outside. The survey had 27.07% claiming that they could detect threats and breaches at the moment that they happen.

However, it isn't all rainbows and sunny skies as 33.15 % of respondents say that it takes their team weeks to detect breaches and 6% aren't able to detect them at all thus leading their and their consumer's personal information to be compromised.

According to the CEO at Gurucul, even with today's technology, the tech that the attackers use is capable of gaining a strong foothold in a matter of a few hours.

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