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Five Essential Computer Forensics Tools

Dec 09, 2008, 10:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lyne Bourque)

"Of those that were compromised, 47 percent said that they only had 1 to 5 events. What isn't made obvious is whether the events were small or massive breaches. Granted a single massive event can be devastating for an organization while 10 small ones can present less of a problem.

"And even here, we see that 26 percent are unaware as to how many times they were compromised. These unknowns present, in my opinion, a reason to be concerned since that opens up the possibility of continued compromise and the habitual existence of vulnerabilities within a system.

"What seems rather disturbing, however, is the belief that the majority of attacks come from external sources. Of those polled, 51 percent believe that none come from inside and 25 percent said it only accounted for 1 percent to 20 percent of their breaches. This is something to watch in the next survey as the economic factors of this year have an impact on employee behavior as well as increased possibilities for compromise by those desperate for funds."

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