Hardly a week goes by without a new hack or cyber breach being reported in the news, and companies are spending lot of time and attention in improving their IT security. But as companies set out to “raise their game” in protecting their confidential information from cyberattacks, it is important to understand and act on the fact that cybersecurity is not just a technology issue.
While risk management is a "significant" commitment for organizations, 76 percent of enterprises lack a holistic strategy, and more than 70 percent are in the dark about critical assets and vulnerabilities, according to a new survey.
According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR), more than one-third of organizations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss of more than 20 percent.
This fall, the Ponemon Institute released its Fourth Annual study, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach? on data breach corporate preparedness, which revealed that 52 percent of companies experienced data breaches just this past year alone.
Healthcare security professionals are finding their ability to assess IT security risks is lower now than ever before. This is one of the reasons the healthcare industry received an overall “D” grade on its 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, conducted by network security firm Tenable.
Being adequately prepared to respond to a data breach is an ever-changing game – new threats are emerging, new regulations are being put into place and companies must regularly re-evaluate their response plans to ensure they are applicable to today’s threat landscape. Unfortunately, many companies are not reviewing and updating their plans frequently enough – in fact, only 25 percent of companies say they update their response plans once or twice a year. Not to mention that no matter how well prepared and updated a company’s plan is, an actual live breach response can present unforeseen challenges that cause companies to stumble.
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