Friday the 13th is a date that has long been associated with bad luck.
It’s become such a cultural mainstay that there is even a name for the fear of Friday the 13th: “friggatriskaidekaphobia.” Try saying that five times fast. Now, you might ask yourself what Friday the 13th has to do with IT. Well, if you’re at all superstitious, you might be worried about the security implications that day might have on your data center and networks. However, as a recent SolarWinds security survey of IT professionals shows, things are probably going to be just fine, as long as you don’t press your luck by straying from tried-and-true best practices, that is. Here are several key insights from the SolarWinds survey, which highlights significant improvements in IT security preparedness and effectiveness, including steps the most successful IT departments have taken to improve their security posture.

The SolarWinds study also demonstrates that the threat and consequences of security breaches still loom large.