Why So Much of a CIO’s Day Is Devoted to Security

Why So Much of a CIO’s Day Is Devoted to Security

Why So Much of a CIO's Day Is Devoted to SecurityWhy So Much of a CIO’s Day Is Devoted to Security

CIOs and other IT professionals are spending more time than ever on cyber-security. Many devote a quarter of their typical work week to dealing with threats.

Massive TaskMassive Task

88% of the CIOs and other IT professionals surveyed said they are involved in the troubleshooting of security-related issues, up from 85% in 2015.

Timely IssueTimely Issue

Of those respondents, 80% said the time they’re spending on security has increased over the past 12 months, and 75% said they spend up to 10 hours a week on security issues.

Line of AttackLine of Attack

63% said email and browser-based malware has grown over the past 12 months, and 52% said the same about the overall sophistication of threats.

Big Spike: BandwidthBig Spike: Bandwidth

More than half of the survey respondents expect their organization’s bandwidth consumption to grow by 50% over the next 12 months.

Big Spike: EthernetBig Spike: Ethernet

More than half said their company will move to 100 Gigabit Ethernet by the end of 2018.

App AssessmentApp Assessment

65% of network and systems admins struggle to determine whether app issues are caused by the network, systems or apps, while 53% run into difficulties measuring latency and delay problems when troubleshooting apps.

Top Tech Deployed or Planned for 2017Top Tech Deployed or Planned for 2017

Mobile devices: 72%,
Server virtualization: 70%,
Private cloud: 64%,
Public cloud: 59%,
Software-defined networks: 45%

Unified Communications Tools DeployedUnified Communications Tools Deployed

VoIP: 56%,
Videoconferencing: 53%,
Enterprise instant messaging: 50%,
Web collaboration apps: 47%

Top Unified Communication ChallengesTop Unified Communication Challenges

Inability to view network edge and branch environments: 42%,
Lack of visibility into multivendor UC environments: 41%,
Inability to assess impact of UC deployments on other apps: 40%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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