IT Executives Lack Cyber-Defense Resources

IT Executives Lack Cyber-Defense Resources

IT Executives Lack Cyber-Risk ResourcesIT Executives Lack Cyber-Risk Resources

62% of senior IT executives say they do not have sufficient resources to defend against cyber risk, according to the Consero survey.

A Bleak View of Cyber RiskA Bleak View of Cyber Risk

73% expect cyber-risk defense to become more difficult in 2014., 16% believe efforts will become easier., 11% say efforts will become neither easier nor more difficult.

Biggest IT Challenge This Year?Biggest IT Challenge This Year?

39% say moving business to the cloud , 34% say ensuring data and privacy protection, 23% say managing BYOD and multiple devices , 4% say maintaining existing data centers and IT service centers

Overall, IT Resources are Improving SlightlyOverall, IT Resources are Improving Slightly

53% of respondents say the size of their budget increased in 2013 , 27% report no change , 20% say their budget decreased

Assessment of Necessary IT ResourcesAssessment of Necessary IT Resources

44% of respondents say they do not have enough resources to manage IT functions effectively.

Support From ColleaguesSupport From Colleagues

Senior IT executives feel backed by their C-suite, with 82% reporting sufficiently supportive colleagues.

The Cloud Puffs UpThe Cloud Puffs Up

Although only 7% of survey respondents say more than half of their IT environment is in the cloud, 32% expect most of their infrastructure to exist in the cloud within three years.

The Cloud as a Top PriorityThe Cloud as a Top Priority

Given IT executives’ projections for the cloud, it is not surprising that 33% of participants named it a top priority.

Migrating to the CloudMigrating to the Cloud

“In light of the priority that IT executives are giving to the cloud in the year ahead, and the amount of infrastructure they expect to exist within the cloud over the next few years, we can expect the pace of migration to increase,” says Mandell.

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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