Nation-state attack likely, say two-thirds of Black Hat respondents

Nearly two-thirds of survey respondents believe their organization is a potential target for nation-state cyberattacks.
Nearly two-thirds of survey respondents believe their organization is a potential target for nation-state cyberattacks.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents (64 percent) to a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2015 in Las Vegas believe their organizations are potential targets for nation-state cyberattacks.

The Tripwire survey also found that over the last year 86 percent of respondents have seen an increase in attacks targeting their networks. More than half (53 percent) said they do not have the visibility necessary for the accurate tracking of all the threats targeting their networks, and 41 percent said they have seen a significant increase in the number of successful cyberattacks in the last 12 months.

Organizations know they are being actively targeted and that their current capabilities aren't enough to consistently detect and defend against these attacks,” said Tim Erlin, director of IT security and risk strategy for the Portland, Ore.-based security and compliance automation company.

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