According to a report focusing on Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) perspectives, 50% identified cloud security as their top concern. Findings from the report suggest the top cybersecurity concerns with which organizations struggle and highlights the need for implementing robust security frameworks with skilled cybersecurity professionals to effectively contain emerging threats. On average, an enterprise uses approximately 1,295 cloud services, while an employee uses at least 36 cloud-based services daily. 

Additional challenges identified in the report include third-party/vendor security management, network security, application security, endpoint security, rapid IT changes, business growth & expansion of hybrid work models and an inadequate focus on cyber risk management.

The respondents to the survey were cybersecurity leaders across the globe, with the highest concentrations in Asia and North America. These professionals were employed primarily in technology, financial services, government, retail, healthcare, education, transportation and automotive and entertainment and hospitality.

According to the report, 90% of certified CISO inductees reported greater confidence in aligning security strategies with organizational objectives.