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Which is the state of Media cybersecurity?

The Media organizations face ever more risks of cyber-attacks and security breaches. Expecially coming from SQL injections, DNS attacks, counter pirating and DDoS

The Media organizations, as they work ever more on the web, face a lot of risks of cyber attacks and security breaches. Cybersecurity experts of Akamai Technologies wrote a report on “The State of Media Security”, based on a survey of almost 200 media technology influencers and decision-makers by BizTechInsights on behalf ofthe company. In the document it’s explained which are the worst threats and the Media defences against them. Cyber attacks are widespread and of different types on the sector. The four most frequent breaches in the survey were SQL injections (23%), DNS attacks (21%), content pirating (20%), and DDoS (17%). These findings show that organizations must be prepared for a large variety of threats.

Which are the cyber defence strategies adopted by Media organizations

Based on the survey, Media organizations are pursuing several technology strategies in order to protect against DDoS attacks — a high priority. The defensive measure most frequently cited was the use of a network firewall in the data center (31%). The use of a dedicated “scrubber” DDoS mitigation solution (26%) was a close second, while utilizing an intrusion prevention system in the data center (17%) was the third most popular measure. Surprisingly, only 14% of respondents indicated they are using cloud-based CDN DDoS mitigation, a method that has been more widely adopted in other industries. Futhermore, the majority of survey respondents indicated they are using a cloud-based web application firewall and 36% of them indicated they use on-premise measures in addition to cloud-based protections. 28% stated that they only rely on an on-premise web application firewall, while 20% said that they only use cloud-based web application firewalls.

Only 1% of survey respondents indicated they are “very confident” in their current cybersecurity measures

However, only 1% of survey respondents indicated they are “very confident” in their current cybersecurity measures and over half seem to be on the fence about whether or not they are fully prepared to protect against today’s cyber threats. Another 3% indicated they are not very confident in their current security measures. A healthy dose of skepticism and always striving to improve cyber defence are necessary as cyber- attacks become larger and more publicized. It seems that every month an attack makes global news, causing severe damage both to brands and consumers.

The State of the Media Security (file PDF)

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