IT Executives Lack Cyber-Defense Resources

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 01-15-2014 Email

Senior IT executives have neither enough resources to manage IT functions effectively nor to adequately defend against cyber risks, according to a new survey by Consero Group, which offers invitation-only, industry-specific events for senior executives. The results appear in the 2013 Enterprise IT Data Survey compiled by Consero Group in partnership with Avasant, an IT and business transformation and globalization consulting firm. The report focuses on departmental resources and support, cloud computing and other IT priorities, and risks and challenges. "The availability of resources is critical to the mission of the IT department," says Paul Mandell, founder and CEO of Consero. "Given that the surveyed executives have a relatively bleak view of where cyber risk is headed, yet lack sufficient resources to battle those risks, corporate America has good reason to be concerned." The 2013 Enterprise IT Survey is based on the responses of 45 Fortune 1000 senior executive IT officers who attended the Enterprise IT Forum hosted by Consero in November 2013. To see the full report, click here.   

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


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