Report: Cybersecurity pros losing confidence

Security professionals were less confident in their security infrastructure in 2015 than in 2014, according to a report released today by Cisco.

In 2014, 64 percent of security pros said that their infrastructure was up to date, while only 59 percent felt the same way about 2015. In addition, in 2015, 54 percent said they strongly believe that they do a good job of building security into procedures for acquiring, developing, and maintaining systems, compared with 58 percent in 2014.

“Despite all the hard efforts, there is concern that both the speed at which the technology and capabilities being deployed, and the number of people, qualified individuals to be hired, and the overall approach in the face of an overwhelming number of attacks,” said John N. Stewart, chief security and trust officer and senior vice president at Cisco Systems. “This is causing confidence to go down.”

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