Chiefs' Corner

Eldon Amoroso

Eldon Amoroso, Consultant, Birch Forest Projects Inc. Senior Director, Support Services Division (Rtd.) London Police Service.

The 2014 Security Pressures Report was commissioned by Trustwave, a computer security firm. There is great information in this survey with respect to the changing cyber security world. It discusses how cyber criminals are getting better at what they do and, and how new attack methods are emerging. Meanwhile, our typical security department is held back by budget constraints. Sound familiar?

On page 7 of the report, one item in particular caught my eye.

“In a separate question, 73% of respondents said they believe their organization is safe from IT security threats, including cyberattacks and data breaches.”

 

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