According to the study, 64% of the respondents admitted that attacks on their networks are now 20% or more when compared to last year, and 41% said that there has been significant increase in the number of cyber attacks that were successful in the last 12 months.
Tripwire director IT security and risk strategy Tim Erlin said: "Organisations know they are being actively targeted and that their current capabilities aren’t enough to consistently detect and defend against these attacks.
"While new defensive technologies are constantly being developed organisations are hard pressed to deploy these new tools effectively.
"In many cases, these organizations would do well to evaluate their investment in foundational security controls. Although these controls are not new, they are the backbone of effective breach detection and response."