SANS surveyed 829 IT professionals with endpoints located around the globe to explore how IT professionals monitor, assess, protect and investigate their endpoints. A majority of respondents were security analysts (34 percent), followed by security managers or CISOs (16 percent) and IT managers or CIOs (15 percent).
Attackers are gaining access to valuable, sensitive data, such as login and access credentials. This data can be used to further compromise networks and gain access to sensitive information on employees, customers and company intellectual property and trade secrets. Other highly compromised data included email files (28 percent) and sensitive customer or employee data (17 percent).
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