Cybersecurity Persists as Priority

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January 20, 2023
cybersecurity-min-1.jpgIf you feel like your business is struggling to keep pace with cybersecurity, you’re not alone. In its recent “State of Cybersecurity” annual report, global tech trade association CompTIA reported that when the issue is cybersecurity, the business world’s “capacity for innovation exceeds the capacity for adaptation.”
And, yet, there’s no other option but to adapt to the rapidly changing threat environment. The report underscored just how critical cybersecurity is today.
“Cybersecurity has become a business imperative, something as important to the long-term success of an organization as finances or legal practices,” according to the report. “Given this high priority, a quick response seems appropriate, but instead companies appear to be stuck.”
CompTIA analysts offered two pieces of data as evidence of this impasse in cybersecurity evolution:
  • In 2020, 80% of individuals surveyed reported feeling as though the state of cybersecurity was improving. In 2021, just 69% reported this feeling.
  • In 2020, 82% of employees polled felt satisfied with their company’s approach to cybersecurity. Last year, that number fell to 70%.
“Prolonged pandemic uncertainty, ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure, and supply chain attacks rippling through the business landscape were all likely contributors to a more pessimistic sentiment,” researchers explained. “Given everything happening on the world stage, practices that were previously considered good enough might not be cutting it anymore.”
Moreover, “One of the biggest complications is that modern security requires a completely different mindset,” the report noted.
So, as a new year begins, we want to pose the question: Is your approach to cybersecurity “cutting it?”

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