This blog was contributed by Tatianna Harris, Enterprise Marketing Manager at Cybrary.
Threat actors depend on the element of surprise — the ability to sneak into networks undetected or misdirect security teams in one infrastructure area while they infiltrate another. And despite increasing infosec investment, the problem is getting worse: As noted by HelpNetSecurity, 64 percent of organizations described themselves as — at best — only “somewhat confident” in their current security posture, and highlighted lack of cybersecurity visibility as their top concern.
In fact, just 48 percent of organizations said they had continuous visibility into high-risk areas affected by threats such as phishing and ransomware. The result? When it comes to cybersecurity, what you don’t know can hurt you — and can cause significant problems for critical business operations.
But it’s not all bad news. With the right approach, IT leaders can help ensure that infosec teams are equipped with the information they need to tackle current threats, the tools they need to frustrate future compromises and the skills required to minimize attack impacts anytime, anywhere.
Out of Sight, Top of Mind
Cybersecurity spending is predicted to jump 10 percent in 2021 as companies deal with post-COVID infosec concerns and staff slowly return to physical offices and interactions. From shoring up in-house connections to providing better coverage for personal devices used to streamline remote work, there’s no shortage of mission-critical tasks to complete.
But as noted by the World Economic Forum, this new IT landscape comes with an emerging challenge: Complexity. As companies shift more workloads and services to the cloud, embrace the need for continuous connectivity and look to leverage the potential of new solutions such as machine learning