About 25% of IT security experts don't know how to secure virtual environments, a Kaspersky Lab survey says. About half of respondents said conventional precautions are sufficient for virtual environments, and 36% said virtual environments have fewer risks than physical environments do. "The survey results highlight a clear disconnect," Kaspersky's Mark Bermingham said in a statement.
Technology professionals are increasingly worried that their data will be hijacked by cybercriminals and held hostage for a fee, according to a survey of 300 IT specialists that found fending off ransomware is high on their list of priorities. The June survey from KnowBe4 found that the number of respondents citing concerns over ransomware rose by 25% since January, while overall confidence in mitigation efforts such as e-mail and spam filtering has decreased.
IT security professionals' biggest concerns regarding cloud security are bring-your-own-device policies and data loss and control, an AccelOps survey indicates. About two-thirds of the 176 survey respondents said they use cloud services, yet less than half said they have shifted important applications and data to the cloud. "There is much work to be done to ensure that security threats and the risk of data loss associated with cloud environments are minimized," AccelOps CEO Flint Brenton said in a statement.