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Security pros most worried about clouds, mobile

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Companies were least prepared to assess the security risks of cloud and mobile technologies, according to a survey of cybersecurity professionals released this morning.

Around 60 percent of companies were able to assess security risks in cloud environments, down 7 points compared to last year. Mobile devices scored at 57 percent, down by 8 percentage points compared to last year.

Overall, the confidence levels of security professionals that their cyber defenses were meeting expectations dropped from 76 percent last year to 70 percent in this year's survey, according to the report, which was produced by Columbia, Md.-basedTenable Network Securitywith research byCyberEdge Group.

The largest single drop was in the confidence in the security of web applications, down 18 points from 80 percent last year to 62 percent today.

Respondents also reported lower confidence in their ability to convey risks to executives and board members, down 3 percentage points from 83 percent last...(continued)

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