Cybersecurity a top area of concern for it leaders, but organizational preparedness lags
The 2018 SIM IT Trends Study, which was publicly released last week, finds that organizations are only "moderately ready" to handle cybersecurity-related threats and issues. This was the first year that the survey, which has been conducted since 1980, asked respondents to evaluate their overall cybersecurity readiness. The average score was slightly above neutral -- signaling abundant room for improvement in organizational cybersecurity practices. Cybersecurity readiness was found to be slightly higher at organizations with a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) than in those without, however only 45.5 percent of organizations reported having a CISO in 2018.
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