Advanced, targeted threats loom over our hyper-connected world, making information security a constant, uphill struggle for enterprise organizations. Intellectual property, personally identifiable information (PII) and financial data are at greater risk than ever before, yet many executives within Fortune 1000 organizations still believe IT security is solely with the security department, and does not warrant the attention of senior executives and the board of directors.
Additionally, many enterprises lack the right tools, training and experience to effectively combat targeted attacks. Today’s advanced and evolving cyber challenges require a new approach and dedicated resources, but many organizations have yet to make a change.
My company, CounterTack, recently commissioned an independent survey of 100 information security executives at enterprise organizations with revenues greater than $100 million, called A Cyber-readiness Reality Check, which reveals a heightened awareness of global threats, but a lack of situational awareness when it comes to their own enterprises.