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Bit9 Surveys Nearly 2,000 IT and Security Professionals for 2012 Cyber Security Study

Namtek partner, Bit 9, has released findings from its 2012 Cyber Security Survey, revealing 62 percent of respondents are most concerned about targeted methods of attack.

Bedford, NH, May 04, 2012 --( Namtek Corp., an IT security systems integrator, shares findings from valued partner, Bit9’s, 2012 Cyber Security Study, in which 1,861 IT and security professionals shared their views of the state of cyber security today and in the future. Findings highlight that nearly two-thirds (64%) of respondents expect cyber attackers to target their organization within the next six months. The majority also think it will be mostly up to their own company to implement and carry out effective security measures. Some of other numerous findings include:

- Only 26% felt their current cyber security is highly effective for protecting laptop and desktop computers, versus a high of 40% for Infrastructure servers
- Malware is the greatest worry (64%); Spear phishing came in second followed by drive-by downloads/malicious web sites
- Most (61%) believe that the most significant type of threat to their organization is Anonymous/hacktivists, followed sequentially by Cybercriminals, Nation States, Disgruntled employees, and lastly, Corporate Competitors
- Nearly one out of five (18%) said that the security industry--through better technology--will have the biggest impact on improving cyber security

One controversial topic proved to be how much information should be reported when a cyber attack occurs. While almost all (94%) professionals stated that breaches should be reported, only 29% were willing to report how breaches occur. For more details regarding Bit9’s 2012 Cyber Security Survey and findings, visit:

About Bit9
Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection and Endpoint Security, protects the world’s intellectual property (IP) by providing innovative, trust-based security solutions to detect and prevent sophisticated malware and cyber threats. The world’s leading brands rely on Bit9’s award-winning Advanced Threat Protection Platform for endpoint protection and windows server security.

Bit9 stops advanced persistent threats by combining real-time sensors, cloud-based software reputation services, continuous monitoring and trust-based application control and whitelisting—eliminating the risk from malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Bit9 also offers windows domain controller solutions to protect against modern cyber threats.

The company’s global customers come from a wide variety of industries, including e-commerce, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, technology and utilities. Bit9 was founded on a prestigious United States federal research grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology – Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of the company’s solutions. Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Mass.

About Namtek
Namtek is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, founded in 2006 and headquartered in Bedford, NH. Namtek's Governance, Risk Management & Compliance (GRC) practice solves complex security challenges for some of the most critical assets in the nation. Namtek has carefully prepared a selection of critical security controls and services resulting in our highly effective Assess, Remediate & Monitor (ARM)™ methodology. With this methodology Namtek assesses, architects and implements the technologies, policies and procedures that most effectively protect your sensitive data assets. For more information, visit us on the web at or contact Karyn Pritz at or 603-488-6615.
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