New research from F5 finds only 51% of companies have an established IT security strategy
SINGAPORE – Today at Singapore International Cyber Week, F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) released a comprehensive report on the evolving nature of the CISO role and the IT security approaches organizations around the world are taking in today’s constantly shifting threat landscape. The report finds that as IT security increasingly becomes a priority, CISOs’ influence within companies is growing; however, security strategy in many organizations is still largely reactive and not yet aligned with business functions.
Conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the findings are based on interviews with senior-level IT security professionals at 184 companies in seven countries: The United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, India, and China.
“This research provides a unique view into how CISOs are operating in today’s challenging environment,” said Mike Convertino, Chief Information Security Officer at F5. “It’s clear CISOs are making progress in how they drive the security function and the leadership role they are assuming within companies. But in many organizations, IT security is not yet playing the strategic, proactive role necessary to fully protect assets and defend against increasingly sophisticated and frequent attacks.”
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