The digital landscape is beset with challenges that threaten businesses and individual users alike. Even so, most organizations aren’t prepared to face them. For example, 70 percent of IT professionals told Tripwire at Black Hat USA 2016 they lack confidence in their organization’s ability to address security risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). Furthermore, only 34 percent of attendees said they thought their companies could recover from a ransomware infection without losing critical data.
These findings beg the question: what’s driving this lack of digital security preparedness among organizations?
Part of the problem rests with many organizations’ failure to diversify and evolve their security measures. Indeed, CIO/Computerworld found in a fall 2016 report (PDF) that more than half of companies haven’t replaced their information security management model in over three years. It’s, therefore, no wonder that only 17 percent of respondents gave their security systems an “A” rating.