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"Companies will do well to proactively address trends like BYOD and cloud security"

F5 Networks, Inc. has announced the findings of its 2013 RSA Security Trends Survey, which revealed that organizations are struggling to keep pace with the changing face of security.

Respondents were RSA attendees with IT responsibilities over planning, management, oversight, or implementation of security.

The results show that security trends such as virtualization (73pc), BYOD (66pc), and the complexity of attack types (72pc) have the greatest impact on securing today's organizations. Nearly half of respondents admit that traditional safeguards are less than adequate in protecting against threats related to these trends, with roughly one-third of respondents reporting that their security readiness is inadequate.

Key Findings

Security is changing, from the type of threats to those  driving the threats.

When asked what security trends have the greatest impact on an organization's ability to achieve the level of security it desires, respondents answered:

· Virtualization (73pc)

· The increasing complexity of threats (ex: Distributed Denial of Service attacks) (72pc)

· BYOD (use of employee-owned devices such as smartphones for business use) (66pc)

· The change in the bad guys (from hackers to espionage and political motivation) (62pc)

 

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