Intelligent CIO North America Issue 24 - Page 77

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Paul Nicholson , Senior Director of Product Marketing at A10 Networks paramount . This puts tremendous pressure on IT professionals to rethink their architectures and IT strategies to meet the challenge .
Asked to rate their concern about 11 different aspects of business resilience , nine out of 10 respondents expressed some level of concern about every issue . The top concerns were around the challenge of optimizing security tools to ensure competitive advantage , utilizing IT resources in the cloud , and enabling remote access and hybrid working while ensuring that staff feel supported in whatever work style they wish to adopt .
Top cyberthreat concerns for enterprise IT
Looking to the future , we expect adoption of cybersecurity initiatives to not only remain high , but to become higher . This includes a more pervasive adoption of the Zero Trust model within the enterprise as all employees become more aware of the benefits of such a strategy and approach .
It ’ s clear that there is unlikely to be any relief from the pressures for enterprises and their IT practitioners , whether in infrastructure or security domains .
We will be dealing with the impact of these recent pandemic-related changes for years to come , including the continuing integration of newer technologies and evolving standards .
Therefore , IT organizations must continue to invest in modern technologies that support on-going Digital Transformation initiatives but strike the balance between strong Zero Trust defense and operational agility for their multifaceted digital resiliency needs . p
Without a doubt , the escalating threat landscape is causing a broad array of concerns from respondents . Chief among them is the loss of sensitive assets and data followed by the disruptive impact of downtime or network lockdown . In response , there was an evident shift to a Zero Trust security approach . One-third ( 30 %) of enterprise organizations said that they had already adopted a Zero Trust model .
Looking to the future , we expect adoption of cybersecurity initiatives to not only remain high , but to become higher .
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