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According to a research report commissioned by Tenable Networks, managing cyber risk a top priority in Asia Pacific, but vulnerability management strategies lag. Eighty percent of information security professionals said they lacked sufficient vulnerability management capabilities

One hundred and twenty regional information security practitioners surveyed for Tenable's Technology Adoption Profile (TAP) study, Vulnerability Management Trends in Asia Pacific cited managing risk as a top priority for their companies, yet demonstrated that their use of vulnerability management was inadequate and that attacks were reaching the vast majority of organizations, Tenable says.

The survey, conducted by Forrester Consulting, evaluated perceived challenges, drivers and benefits of various vulnerability management strategies and investments based on responses from information security professionals in Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore.

Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security, said: 'Some of the pain points identified by the respondents, such as difficulties with remediating breaches across security and operations, prioritizing vulnerabilities and mobile and cloud threat monitoring, are a natural consequence of the evolving threat environment. In order to overcome these challenges and deliver a comprehensive security solution that adequately assesses and mitigates cyber risk, security decision makers need to re-evaluate their processes and technologies against industry best practices.'

The study found that, despite their professed customer focus, only 22 percent of security decision makers performed continuous vulnerability assessments to monitor their environments for new threats.

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