A point of tension between business leaders and IT departments is exposing organizations to security risks. New research shows that executives are pressuring IT administrators to ease off on security protocols when it comes to their devices, fearful that they might expose their personal lives but also because they find obeying security standards a hassle.
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New research indicates that infosec professionals are more concerned about their employers’ security than the security of their own home, with the vast majority saying recent data breaches in the business sector have increased their organization’s focus on securing data.
23% of infosec professionals say that cybersecurity incidents experienced by their organization have increased since transitioning to remote work. At the same time, almost half say they have been taken off some or all of their typical security duties to assist with other IT-related tasks.
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In a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 and protect their business, companies are making a major shift to remote work. But their increased reliance on cloud applications is prompting deep concern among many IT and cloud professionals about the security of their environments.
Most enterprises believe embracing the public cloud is critical to innovation, but few are equipped to operate in the cloud securely, according to a new report.
Business owners are concerned that remote working will lead to more cyberattacks. Ironically, though, nearly 40% of small business owners feel that economic uncertainty will prevent them from making necessary cybersecurity investments to prevent the very cyber incidents they fear.
Studies focused on cybersecurity as a profession find each year that skills in the area are rare, and expensive at that. This year is no different. While IT leaders are starting to take steps to mitigate this issue, organizations worldwide remain at risk for doing too little, too late.
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