IT Pros Fear Businesses Lack Sufficient Cyber-Security Protection
At a time when companies are more reliant on cloud-based solutions, make wider use of mobile devices and apps and generally are more data- and digitally driven, about half of respondents to a recent CompTIA survey believe their organization is lagging in its attention to cyber-security.
The survey, which polled 500 security professionals, indicated challenges extend to finding qualified security workers and closing skills gaps at a time when the demand is increasing.
Among companies with skills gaps, 53 percent want to be more informed about current threats, and about 40 percent said they feel they need to improve their awareness of the regulatory environment.
"Many security professionals may see areas where the company is exposed, but it is difficult to get approval or funding if upper management feels that no action is needed," Seth Robinson, senior director of technology analysis for CompTIA, told eWEEK. "The challenge for the security professional is finding a way to tie security exposure to overall business risk and explain the steps that need to be taken."
A CompTIA survey results show challenges extend to finding qualified security workers and closing skills gaps at a time when the demand is increasing.
Robinson said the most surprising finding from the survey was the fact that 51 percent of security professionals say a change in IT operations has triggered a new security approach.