What keeps security pros awake at night1 min read


Despite President Trump’s obsession with border control, a majority of cyber security professionals regard cyber security as a more significant threat to the US. A survey taken at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco (March 5-7) indicated that 92% of security pros view cyber breaches as a greater threat to the US than border security violations. The survey was undertaken by Lastline, a provider of network security products.

The survey offers some very interesting – and alarming – findings. For example, there was significant distrust in public wi-fi networks. In fact, 45% of respondents claimed they would rather walk barefoot in a public WC than connect to an unsecured public wi-fi network!

Less of a surprise was the lack of trust in today’s tech giants. Over three-quarters (76%) of the 136 professionals surveyed named Facebook as the  company they trusted least with their data. Clustered closely together, although a long way behind Facebook, were Microsoft (27%), Amazon (25%), Apple (24%) and Google (20%).

Other findings revealed that 69% of respondents made a habit of concealing their web cameras. Indeed, lens covers were among the event’s most popular freebies….

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