A third of European organisations suffered breaches due to unpatched vulnerabilities

As many as 34 percent of European organisations have suffered data breaches as a result of unpatched vulnerabilities in their software or hardware, says a survey from Tripwire which also found that 27 percent of global organisations suffered a similar fate for the same reason.
Reasons behind over one in four global organisations and one in three European organisations suffering data breaches as a result of unpatched vulnerabilities in their installed hardware and software systems are many, but principal among them are inability of IT security teams to carry out weekly scans to discover vulnerabilities, and their inability to detect new hardware and software added to their organisations' systems quickly.