ZDNET reports that 90% of security leaders worldwide believed that their organizations are not adequately addressing cybersecurity risks.
Continuously evolving cybersecurity threats and the ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage have been a major challenge for cybersecurity leaders, with 45% of IT executives giving more security responsibilities to existing staff as 45% and 42% leverage automation technology and outsource security, respectively, according to Foundry's 2022 Security Priorities Study. Automation has been cited as crucial in bolstering incident response and security staff retention, with 34% of surveyed firms evaluating Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response tools. The findings also showed that most cybersecurity incidents have been attributed by respondents to non-malicious user error, followed by third-party security flaws, unpatched software bugs, and software supply chain attacks. Technology investments and cybersecurity training have also been noted to be lacking by respondents, but 51% said that endpoint security protections are underway, while 46% are intending to increase cyber training initiatives, the report revealed.
The vulnerabilities we found allowed malicious actors to take over accounts and run commands as root on vulnerable servers. There were hundreds of thousands of them online – millions of websites could have been affected.