Surveys conducted by two cybersecurity firms reveal C-level overconfidence, uncertainty and inattentiveness in regards to network security and insider threats increases the potential for a breach at many organizations.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based cybersecurity analytics company RedSeal's study uncovered a high level of confusion regarding security issues in the network infrastructure. Nearly 60% of the 350 C-level executives surveyed believe they can truthfully assure the board beyond a reasonable doubt that their organization is secure.

However, upon closer examination, the RedSeal study highlighted that less than a third of all respondents (32%) claim they have full visibility into their global network. On top of that, 86% of the respondents acknowledge gaps in their ability to see and understand what's really happening inside the network.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).