Intelligent CIO North America Issue 21 - Page 28


Lumu Technologies survey reveals cybersecurity investment priorities

Enterprise CISOs will have a lot on their plate in 2022 as they continue to grapple with securely connecting a remote workforce while they need to address other pressing initiatives to protect their organization from an evolving cast of threat actors . To better understand where and how CISOs plan to prioritize their investments in the coming year , Lumu Technologies recently conducted its second annual survey of 300 cybersecurity leaders across North America and has compiled the results into an infographic .

For the second year running , Lumu polled CISOs and cybersecurity leaders on the projects they consider most urgent and compiled their answers in its 2022 CISO Priorities Flashcard . Among the many initiatives available for their consideration , here are some of the highlights :

The remote workforce
As businesses went remote in 2019 , cybersecurity teams scrambled to secure users who left the security of the perimeter by going remote . Consequently , in 2021 94 % of CISOs noted securing their remote workforce was an ‘ absolute priority ’ or ‘ priority ’.
In 2022 , the response is more muted from US CISOs . A total of 78 % of CISOs regard securing the remote workforce as a priority , making it the top priority for the second year running . While it can be assumed that CISOs addressed the initial impact of those cohorts starting to work from home , remote workers remain an on-going concern . Under hybrid work models
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