New research recently published by Gartner has found that despite 95% of CIO’s expecting cyber security threats to increase over the next three years, only 65% of them currently have a cyber security expert in place.
According to the Gartner survey, of over 3,000 CIOs from 98 different countries, cyber security remains a source of deep concern to the C-suite. This concern is well founded. The risk landscape is constantly changing, with cyber criminals displaying the ability to both operate in ways that companies struggle to anticipate and to adapt to a changing environment.
Gartner describes the cyber-criminal fraternity as digital pioneers, finding ways to leverage big data and web-scale techniques to stage attacks and steal data. Given the scale of the threat no company can protect everything, and CIOs need to create a sustainable set of controls that balances their need to protect their business with their need to run it.
The cyber threat is even higher for successful companies, according to Gartner, with business growth introducing more attack vectors through the adoption of diverse supplier networks and different ways of working, and with new products, services and channels to support.
If you are a growing business, you might feel that having a dedicated cyber security expert is an expense that you cannot afford right now. But you also need to consider whether you can afford to be without the protection that having such expertise on hand can provide. The good news is that you can have the expertise that you need at a price that you can afford, using the Cyber-Security-as-a-Service model.
The CSaaS model delivers cyber defence application and cyber security experts in one place, with experts on call 24×7, monitoring all your ICT environments and using the latest virtual penetration testing techniques to ensure that each of your networks is protected.
If your business is growing and you don’t want your success to be derailed by a data breach, then reach out to us and find out what we can do to protect your business from this growing and constantly changing threat.
Head of Cyber Security