RiskIQ recently announced the results of its 2018 CISO survey which shows a worrying lack of preparedness when it comes to cybersecurity.
Given the increased amount of business being conducted online, as well as an increase in channels and sophistication of attacks, it is essential that cyber risk is given the attention it deserves.
Generally, this starts with processes and people, and not technology - which most people jump to. Doing the "simple" things right can help address many of the risks.
It is also hugely beneficial to seek an independent review of cybersecurity within an organisation to allow for a clear benchmark to be established against industry standards. This also allows for a clear route forward to be established to maximise risk reduction.
67 percent of cybersecurity leaders do not have sufficient staff to handle the daily barrage of cyber alerts they receive 60 percent expect digital threats to grow as their organisations increase online engagement with customers The top three digital threats information security leaders fear are phishing and malware attacks on employees and customers; brand impersonation, abuse, and reputational damage; and information breaches The top risk organisations face today is a lack of experienced staff to monitor and help protect networks from cybercrime