Forrester, one of the leading independent technology research firms, released a report entitled “The State of Privacy and Cybersecurity, 2022” that provides insight into cybersecurity challenges, priorities, and trends and how they are having an impact on security leaders.
Top privacy & security challenges
Here are some of our key takeaways from the report:
Change and complexity of threats are top challenges for cybersecurity teams, while fear surrounding compliance and user experience can be roadblocks to privacy program implementation.
Improving communication and compliance mark the top demands for organizations looking to improve their privacy implementations both internally and externally.
Firms must prioritize new models of approaching IT and cloud environments to ensure that their security is maintained.
Privacy and cybersecurity teams must expand their work past the IT sphere into more diverse organizational departments to make privacy and security foundational components of innovative operations across the board.
Emerging cloud-native technologies must be well integrated with cybersecurity solutions to optimize asset protection; this has become increasingly important in today’s cloud-based landscape.
Privacy teams must expand their work past the IT sphere into more diverse organizational departments to make privacy a foundational component of operations across the board.
Data breaches plague companies from all directions
65% of companies experienced a data breach in the past 12 months – and over half of those companies faced multiple breaches in that time. Almost one third of data breaches were a result of external attacks, while 20% were due to internal incidents within firms.
Cyberattacks are impacting companies from all directions, ranging from software vulnerabilities to supply chain/third-party breaches. Risk mitigation in response must be robust and creative, combining human-related and automated strategies to properly combat the diverse range of cyberattack mechanisms that are on the playing field today.
How cloud transformation impacts organizations
The COVID-19 pandemic, among other global events, transformed the technology landscape to make cloud technologies “emerging tech” once more. Cloud technologies are an essential component of companies working in hybrid and remote settings, and creating solutions to securing those cloud-based assets is gaining more traction and significance. Technologies that are cloud-native or undergoing a cloud transformation must be integrated with cybersecurity solutions to ensure that they are fully protected in today’s cloud-based technological landscape.
Security leaders are encountering tremendous challenges in the areas of security and privacy, especially with the adoption of new cloud technologies and big data. The ability to stay on top of an ever-changing threat landscape is dependent on organizational structuring that integrates cybersecurity into every aspect of your business. A Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider like CyberProof can provide support to mitigate risk to your enterprise and protect your assets in today’s cloud-native environment.
The ability to stay on top of an ever-changing threat landscape is dependent on organizational structuring that integrates cybersecurity into every aspect of your business.