Keysight has announced the third annual Security Report from Ixia, its cybersecurity and visibility business.
The 2019 report analyses the biggest security findings over the past year from Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center resulting from historic unpatched vulnerabilities, along with growing network and application complexity.
Key findings from the 2019 Security Report include:
“Compromised enterprise networks from unpatched vulnerabilities and bad security hygiene continued to be fertile ground for hackers in 2018. Misconfigured security and access policies also were a major source of data breaches in 2018,” says Keysight Technologies Ixia application and threat intelligence senior director Steve McGregory.
“Network and application complexity pose serious security threats and create new vulnerabilities every day. Hackers continue to leverage the complexity as well as existing vulnerabilities and misconfigurations to their advantage.
“It has never been more important for organisations to take a proactive approach to identify and mitigate such flaws as thoroughly as possible.”
Security Watchlist for 2019
Based upon Ixia-collected data and historical activity, the Ixia ATI team predicts the following six trends will pose the biggest threat to enterprises over the coming 18 months: