Top Security Concerns of Corporate and IT Leaders

By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2016-02-17 Email

Enterprise security is at the center of everything in an organization. In fact, it's virtually impossible to make any type of major business or IT decision without thinking about how it would affect risks and vulnerabilities in the enterprise. A new study conducted by Ari Kaplan Advisors and information management software firm Nuix sheds light on how executives view the current state of cyber-security and what they are focusing on in order to make their organizations safer and more secure. The report, "Defending Data: Turning Cybersecurity Inside Out With Corporate Leadership Perspectives on Reshaping Our Information Protection Practices," highlighted a number of key trends. Among them: Budget granularity is growing, regulatory impact on spending is skyrocketing, the use of insider threat programs is increasing, and tracking insider behavior is often a challenge. "If you have not made insider threat protection a priority, the court will force you to do so," warns Keith Lowry, senior vice president for Business Threat Intelligence and Analysis at Nuix. "Get senior leadership to advocate for insider threat protection and cyber-security as a priority." Here are some of the most notable findings from interviews with corporate officials who ranged from chief security or chief information security officers to directors and vice presidents.

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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