Gemalto has shared its latest findings on cyber security based on a survey of 1,100 IT decision makers across the globe.
The digital security specialist said data breaches are increasing and more than 3.9 billion data records worldwide being lost or stolen since 2013.
Still, organizations believe perimeter security technologies are effective against data breaches.
Of the 1,100 IT decision makers surveyed worldwide, 61 percent said their perimeter security systems (firewall, IDPS, AV, content filtering, anomaly detection, etc.) were very effective at keeping unauthorized users out of their network.
However, 69 percent said they are not confident their organization’s data would be secure if their perimeter security was breached.
Furthermore, 66 percent believe unauthorized users can access their network and 16 percent said unauthorized users could access their entire network.
“This research shows that there is indeed a big divide between perception and reality when it comes to the effectiveness of perimeter security,” said Jason Hart, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Data Protection at Gemalto.
“The days of breach prevention are over, yet many IT organizations continue to rely on perimeter security as the foundation of their security strategies. The new reality is that IT professionals need to shift their mind set from breach prevention to breach acceptance and focus more on securing the breach by protecting the data itself and the users accessing the data.”