Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 11 - Page 28

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Trend Micro study reveals urgent need for new way to discuss business risk

Trend Micro , a global cybersecurity leader , has announced new research revealing that 90 % of IT decision makers claim their business would be willing to compromise on cybersecurity in favor of Digital Transformation , productivity or other goals .

Additionally , 82 % have felt pressured to downplay the severity of cyber-risks to their board .
“ IT leaders are self-censoring in front of their boards for fear of appearing repetitive or too negative , with almost a third claiming this is a constant pressure . But this will only perpetuate a vicious cycle where the C-suite remains ignorant of its true risk exposure ,” said Bharat Mistry , of Trend Micro .
“ We need to talk about risk in a way that frames cybersecurity as a fundamental driver of business growth – helping to bring together IT and business leaders who , in reality , are both fighting for the same cause .”
The research reveals that just 50 % of IT leaders and 38 % of business decision makers believe the C-suite completely understand cyber-risks . Although
We need to talk about risk in a way that frames cybersecurity as a fundamental driver of business growth .
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