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Current cybersecurity threats are confusing and companies struggle

Companies must try to defend against cyberattacks and keep data secure, but are left confused about evolving threats

Michael Hatamoto | Jun 23, 2014 at 6:29 pm CDT (0 mins, 48 secs time to read)

Companies and enterprises are seeing the negative impact of cybersecurity issues, such as data breaches can cause, but aren't using information protection strategies to help combat the problem, according to a recent survey published by CSO Magazine and PwC.

Current cybersecurity threats are confusing and companies struggle | TweakTown.com

Three out of four companies experienced some type of security problem in the past year, with an average of 135 incidents per company. To make matters worse, improving cybersecurity still isn't company priority when compared to other day-to-day business activities.

"While the number of cybercrime incidents and the monetary losses associated with them continue to rise, most U.S. organizations' cybersecurity capabilities do not rival the persistence and technological skills of their cyber adversaries," according to the survey.

In addition keeping cybercriminals out, companies also must align internal strategies to inform employees about mobile security problems. Just 31 percent of companies have a mobile security strategy in place, a growing concern when bring your own device initiatives become even more popular.

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An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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