It may have taken years, but greater executive involvement in IT security strategy is putting real weight behind the transformation that is seeing Australian businesses revisit their security practices and the escalation of authority behind crucial security initiatives. The CSO-Dell Secureworks IT Security Strategy Survey 2016 highlighted the extent of this transformational trend, with an almost even split between the number of companies where security executives report to the CIO and those that report to other business executives.
INSIGHTS: THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN IT SECURITY STRATEGIES SURVEY: TOP TIPS
T here is nothing new about arguments that information security should be recognised as a high-level concern – and handled at the highest levels of the organisation. However, according to the recent CSO-Dell Secureworks IT Security Strategy Survey 2016, Australian businesses are making great strides towards making this happen.
Radware, in partnership with Merrill Research, surveyed CIOs and senior vice presidents of IT, network or security in the United States and the United Kingdom. The goal: to understand their greatest challenges, threats and opportunities when it comes to information security.
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