Companies Expect Cyber-Attacks but Aren't Prepared

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 07-21-2017 Email

According to the "State of Cyber-Security 2017" research study from the Independent Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), 80 percent of survey respondents expect a cyber-attack to strike their organization this year, but many remain unprepared and are struggling to keep pace with the threat environment. "There is a significant and concerning gap between the threats an organization faces and its readiness to address those threats in a timely or effective manner," said Christos Dimitriadis, ISACA board chair and group head of information security at Intralot. "Cyber-security professionals face huge demands to secure organizational infrastructure, and teams need to be properly trained, resourced and prepared." The survey compiled information from 600 security leaders around the world. The report is the second part of a series on cyber-security. The first part of this ISACA study was released in January 2017 and reported that security leaders continue to struggle to fill cyber-security positions.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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