Poor Passwords, Cloud and Network Complexity Plague Orgs

By Tara Seals

An array of organizations still vulnerable to brute force attacks as attackers target default or easily-guessed usernames and passwords to breach enterprise defenses.

That’s according to Ixia’s first annual security report, an overview of 2016’s biggest security events based on research from the company’s global Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center. It shows that increasing complexity and attack surface expansion is being compounded by cloud and internet of things (IoT) growth, and that network segmentation also a problem.

While increases in malware are clearly a major threat to both enterprises and service providers, network complexity is creating its own vulnerability, the report found.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/