2Security Plans Aren’t Strict Enough
The growing frequency of reported data breaches and the complexity of attack vectors have pushed security to the top of CIOs’ list of concerns. More than half of survey respondents (51 percent) believe security planning should be the last item to receive budget cuts. They report the most common security threats facing their organization are vulnerable Web apps, out-of-date security patches and failure to encrypt sensitive data. Furthermore, 60 percent of respondents said that if they were in charge of their organization’s security, they would enforce stricter security policies.
3Employee Ignorance Puts Companies at Risk
Respondents identified a lack of security education among their colleagues as a top threat. Nearly two-thirds of the survey respondents (62 percent) said leaving company-issued mobile phones or laptops in vulnerable places is the top employee behavior that poses a security threat, followed by password sharing.
4Weak Passwords Provide Easy Access Points
6Ensuring Security Incidents Don’t Become Resiliency Issues
7The Need for Top Talent
One out of two survey respondents believe IT talent gets overlooked. Talent acquisition ranked higher than any other overlooked issue, including data center expansion, shadow IT and others.