Pressure to Roll Out New Tech Grows, Despite Risks

By Samuel Greengard
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    54% of security professionals surveyed felt increased pressure to secure their organizations in 2014, and 57% expect to experience additional pressure in 2015.

For IT and business leaders, the pressure to unveil new and updated technologies, systems and apps—while securing existing infrastructure—is overwhelming. Security concerns and risks seem to grow daily. Hackers and other cyber-criminals are smart, determined and well-funded. A recently released study commissioned by Trustwave, "2015 Security Pressures Report," offers insights into this rapidly changing space and how organizations are responding to it. The survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 IT security professionals in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, found that there's growing pressure to roll out new technology projects (such as cloud and mobile applications) despite unresolved security issues. In addition, as security threats continue to grow, organizations are finding that they are understaffed and underfunded. Nevertheless, they must cope with mounting pressure from CEOs and other C-level executives to protect corporate information, and many must navigate increasingly complex IT environments that span partner organizations. Here are some of the key findings from the report:

This article was originally published on 2015-04-17
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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