Over-stretched IT security pros spend more time fire-fighting than doing meaningful security work. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by security management vendor, FireMon at last month’s Infosecurity Europe in London.
It has given brutally honest insight into the immense pressure that cyber security professionals are under to carry out their jobs and meet outside regulations. A staggering 28% admitted to compromising their ethics to pass audits, a figure that is up 6% from five years ago when the same question was posed in a similar survey. FireMon believes this is probably due to growing network complexity and all of the disparate technology, security and otherwise, used to keep cyber criminals at bay.