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Security Issues Place More Pressure on IT Pros

 
 
By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2017-05-23
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    The pressure keeps growing on IT and security professionals to protect company data and keep systems running despite growing threats and shrinking budgets.
 

As organizations wade deeper into digital technology, the pressure grows on IT and security professionals to keep systems up and running. What's more, as budgets shrink and the time required to manage and maintain security systems swells, the stress levels keep rising. A recent report from Trustwave, "2017 Security Pressures Report," offers some perspective on how organizations are addressing these issues, and how IT and security teams are faring. The security firm polled more than 1,600 information security decision-makers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and Japan about the pressures they face related to protecting data and information in their enterprise. Among the key findings: IT and security professionals believe that the pressures are becoming more personal; there's a growing focus on the boardroom and the C-suite taking responsibility; many believe that the need for outside help and better partnerships is increasingly critical; and there's a perception that one's job may be at stake if a breach or breakdown occurs. Contributing further to performance pressures: Skills shortages are becoming more widespread. Here's a look at some of the report's key findings.

 
 
 
 
 
Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).
 
 
 
 
 
 

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