Bengaluru: IT giant HP has asked organisations and enterprises to lay greater emphasis on cyber security, as stressed by the 2015 edition of its Cyber Risk Report, which delves into threat research and analysis around the many security issues plaguing the enterprise during the previous year and indicating likely trends for 2015.
“Many of the biggest security risks are issues we’ve known about for decades, leaving organisations unnecessarily exposed,” said HP Enterprise Security Products (ESP) Country Director (India and SAARC countries) Jyoti Prakash said.
According to the study, around 44 per cent of known breaches come from vulnerabilities that are 2-4 years old. “Server misconfigurations were the number one vulnerability. Over and above vulnerabilities such as privacy and cookie security issues, server misconfigurations dominated the list of security concerns in 2014, providing adversaries unnecessary access to files that leave an organisation susceptible to an attack,” he said. Additional avenues of attack were introduced via connected devices.