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News: Commercial interests put customer security at risk, survey shows

Martin Jartelius
Firms are bypassing security to push products and services into the market, increasing security risks for the organisation and its customers, a poll of information security professionals shows

More than one-third of organisations (34%) admit to bypassing security to get products out to market more quickly, a survey has revealed.

This is despite the fact that unpatched vulnerabilities accounted for 27% of breaches is 2018, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).

The survey, of 300 information security professionals at the Infosecurity Europe conference in London by security firm Outpost24, also revealed that 64% of respondents believe their customers could easily be breached as a result of unpatched vulnerabilities in their organisation’s products and applications.

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