AVANT Analytics Announces Research on IT Security

AVANT Analytics, the market research division of AVANT Communications, has released its 6-12 Report for IT Security.

The report is designed to help business leaders assess their attack surfaces, the most malevolent threats, and whether their current defenses are truly adequate to the task.

Key takeaways from the report inlcude:

  • Ransomware, DDoS attacks, intrusion, and email phishing attacks are the threats about which customers are most concerned. (69 percent)
  • Customers’ primary issues with their current security posture focus primarily on their fears regarding emerging threats (45 percent) combined with staffing (38 ercent) and resource limitations (36 percent).
  • Preparedness for attacks varies somewhat by vertical market with the highest levels of risk perceived by respondents in the Business Services (80 percent) and Medical (68 percent) sectors.
  • We have shifted from a world in which the IT security budget is to be minimized, in favor of an environment in which the very survival of the business depends upon embedding security into every facet of the infrastructure.

To access the full report, click here.