According to the IDG 2017 Global State of Information Security Survey, 62 percent of the 10,000 respondents use managed security services for cybersecurity and privacy. This shows that enterprises understand the need for end-to-end security and well-defined policies that align with their business objectives. Of course, this journey must start with creating a plan of action for responding to each type of threat and the specific IT security services needed to do so.
Across the nation, corporations are still haunted by some of the largest IT security incidents in history, such as the attack on Yahoo, the hack of the Democratic National Committee, and the difficult-to-forget Target breach. If your enterprise is like most, these types of incidents move IT leadership to action, checking to ensure that security protocols are still in place and followed. But what if you could do more to safeguard your cyber assets?
In a security landscape that brings new threats and attacker approaches daily, CIOs face challenges of threats on one side of the spectrum and IT security compliance challenges on the other. From the Sarbanes–Oxley Act (SOX) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard to HIPAA and a host of other regulations, a wide spectrum of business sectors continues to struggle with implementing integrated security technologies.
Are you concerned about a ransomware attack on your company? It’s not an idle threat.
In 2016, the number of these attacks each day reached 4,000, up 300 percent from the previous year. Healthcare organizations have been hit especially hard, as more than half of hospitals in the United States faced ransomware attacks between April 2015 and April 2016.