Data integrity attacks a growing threat

A survey by Infosecurity Europe of 420 organizations has found that a quarter (28%) have been subject to a data integrity attacks. Of those that think that data integrity attacks could be a problem 14% are not sure they would be able to detect an attack and half of organizations think that attacks could be a problem but have not detected any.

Worryingly only 3% thought that data integrity attacks are not a problem with 6% acknowledging that data integrity attacks are a problem and that they were adequately protected.

According to Bob Tarzey, Analyst for Quocirca, “The lack of confidence around the integrity of critical business data is not surprising, this has long been a problem and is likely to get worse as volumes of data continue to grow, unless action is taken.”

“However, that 28% of respondents believe they have been subject to a data integrity attack is a surprise. Add to this the fact that most of the others simply do not know and it looks like this could be a growing problem. One reason why data integrity attacks have not been hitting the headlines is because there is currently no pressure to disclose such incidents, as is increasingly the case with the loss of personal data.” he added.




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