IT security executives are less likely to be fired after cybersecurity breaches in 2021
T here is a positive trend emerging in how organisations respond to cybersecurity breaches , from an HR perspective , according to a recent Kaspersky study .
In 2021 , less than a fifth of organisations across the META region laid off senior IT staff ( 15 % in 2021 and while this was slightly higher than compared to 2018 ( 13 %), it is interesting to note that far fewer senior IT security roles ( 5 %) were laid off in 2021 compared to ( 15 %) in 2018 ) for the META region . Amid a challenging cybersecurity environment and growing IT complexity , the demand for IT and cybersecurity specialists still remains high .
The split of employees that could lose their job because of a cybersecurity breach has also changed . In addition to senior IT and IT security roles , C-level executives are now far less likely to be exposed to dismissals too . The decreasing trend is also relevant for non-IT senior staff .
The demand for retaining and nurturing expertise is seen in budget planning : 30 % of enterprises report the need to improve the level of specialist security expertise as the top reason to increase their IT security budget .
According to the Gartner 2020 Board of Directors Survey , by 2025 , 40 % of boards will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee overseen by a qualified director . While cybersecurity risks become the second most critical source of risks for enterprises , behind only regulatory compliance risk , the role and responsibilities of IT security executives are crucial .
Kaspersky research , titled IT Security Economics 2021 : Managing the trend of growing IT complexity , reveals that fewer enterprises now fire employees because of data breaches .
One Identity characterises Zero Trust as a core element of cybersecurity strategy
ne Identity has released global
O survey findings that unpack the current state of Zero Trust awareness and adoption across the enterprise . As Zero Trust awareness continues to rise on the heels of the US White House ’ s Executive Order on Improving the Nation ’ s Cybersecurity that was released in May 2021 and a year plagued by one disastrous cybersecurity incident after another , new findings from One Identity reveal that only one in five security stakeholders are confident in their organisations ’ understanding of Zero Trust .
According to the Dimensional Research – conducted a survey of 1,009 IT security professionals , Zero Trust is a main security priority for most organisations , but comprehensive understanding and adoption of the Forrester-founded framework remains inconsistent . While 75 % of organisations recognise Zero Trust as being critically or very important to bolstering overall cybersecurity posture , only 14 % report that they have fully implemented a solution . Another 39 % of organisations have begun to address this important need and an additional 22 % noted that they plan to implement Zero Trust over the course of the next year .
Among key barriers to widespread Zero Trust success is a lack of clarity on how adoption can be achieved .
Just 61 % of security professionals are focusing their implementation on reconfiguring access policies , while 54 % believe it begins with identifying how sensitive data moves throughout the network . Only 51 % are implementing new technology to achieve Zero Trust .
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