InfoSec pros spend most time, money on self-inflicted problems

According to a new survey of Black Hat attendees released last week, InfoSec professionals are spending the biggest amount of their time and budgets on security problems created within the organization itself.

Security vulnerabilities introduced by their own application development teams consumed the most amount of time for 35 percent of respondents. Purchased software and systems were in second place with 33 percent of respondents.

Dealing with sophisticated targeted attacks was sixth on the list, with 20 percent of respondents choosing it as one of the three areas where they spent the most time.

Meanwhile, 57 percent said that their biggest concerns were sophisticated attacks directed at their organization.

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