Bit9 Releases 2013 Server Security Survey Report

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mike Lennon


Security vendor Bit9, best known for its application whitelisting solutions, recently released its second annual server security survey of nearly 1,000 IT and security professionals worldwide. 

Key findings from the report include:

1. In 2012, targeted malware continued to be the top server security concern for 52.4 percent of survey respondents—up 15 percent from 2011.

2.Confidence in the ability to identify and stop advanced threats has dropped. The number of respondents confirming they had been attacked jumped by 8 percent in 2012.

3.Interestingly, nearly half of respondents believe their virtual servers are more secure than their physical servers—despite findings from Gartner in 2012 that 60 percent of virtualized servers were less secure than the physical servers they replaced.1

4.12 percent of the survey group ranked “too much administrative effort on security solution” as even more of a concern than actual attacks. 43 percent of respondents use more than 1 full-time employee (FTE) to manage server security.

Along with the report, Bit9 created an infographic to visually show other key findings. (The full report from Bit9 can be found here in PDF format.)

Server Security Survey


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