Strained Vulnerability Management Systems
Threat totals increased significantly in 2012, rising nearly 20 percent over 2011. Organizations are having a difficult time keeping vulnerability management systems updated and patched, and a shift to virtual environments is making it more difficult, according to Cisco. Resource management attacks, which generally result in a denial-of-service condition, made up the largest threat group, consisting of SQL injection, cross-site scripting and buffer overflow vulnerabilities. The security industry needs to become better equipped at handling these coding errors, Cisco said.