Trends in 2020: Converged “Digital” Risk Elevates the Security Executive

Your CISO’s value may well be who she/he knows and can attract into the team rather than any esoteric knowledge of the risks associated with a particular version of Windows Server…:

[…] A Ponemon Institute survey of CIO and IT security executives found an interesting trend. For the first time in the survey’s history the top concern was the talent gap, a lack of competent full-time, in-house staff. Unfortunately, with more than one million cybersecurity positions open today, and growing to more than two million in the next several years, this problem is not getting any better. Fingers crossed for ML and AI advances.

Here is the breakdown of major concerns:

  • Lack of competent in-house staff – 70 percent
  • Data breach – 67 percent
  • Cyberattack – 59 percent
  • Inability to reduce employee negligence – 54 percent
  • Ransomware – 48 percent

Technology Challenges:

  • IoT devices – 60 percent
  • Mobile devices – 54 percent
  • Cloud technologies – 50 percent


Original article here