Symantec security breach exposes greater cyber fears
IT solutions provider PJ Technologies recently launched the Security Exchange Board to address online security attacks, especially the incident in which hackers obtained Symantec's source code and published it earlier this month.
"This is a huge impact in the IT security world considering that Symantec is a leader in standalone products for online security, virus protection and client management tools," the company stated. "The theft of the source code to their products leaves the customers wary of cyber security."
The vendor added that having multiple security solutions in place can be more harmful and intensify breaches. A singular product can help reduce complexity and decrease the likelihood of a cyber attack.
The cyber security market continues to face increased scrutiny, especially when vendors are the targets of attacks. In 2011, the number of records exposed reached nearly 370 million, passing the previous all-time high of 191 million set in 2009, according to a study by Risk Based Security. Also, four incidents from last year made the top 10 list of the most significant events ever.