According to ISACA’s 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status Report, only 38% of global organizations feel that they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyberattack. Unsurprisingly, PWC’s “The Global State of Information Security Survey 2016” further reveals that despite the detection of a 38% increase of security incidents from 2014 to 2015, many organizations do not have the proper framework to protect themselves against cyber threats. It’s clear that in today’s relentlessly evolving digital landscape, attackers are constantly discovering new and innovative ways to infiltrate enterprise systems.
As the rise of ransomware, malvertising, and other cyber threats continue to rise, CIOS and IT leaders’ roles within the organization are rapidly evolving, as they are faced with the task of properly detecting and combatting these threats. To do this, they must continually assess questions such as: Are we aware of our top weaknesses? Are we fully briefed on the latest developments within the ransomware and malvertising space? And should a threat emerge, do we have a plan?