When it comes to cybersecurity there are really two forms of confidence that need to be instilled in any organization. The first derived from being certain that an appropriate level of defense has been implemented based on the risk the organization faces. The second is that the business itself is resilient enough to bounce back from that all but inevitable data breach.
The good news is cybersecurity confidence, on the whole, appears to on the rise. A survey of 303 security professionals published this week by Scale Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, finds 78 percent of respondents say their organization is well equipped to handle cybersecurity risks, a remarkable 17 percent gain over last year. Risks that survey respondents specifically said they are most confident of being able to handle are data breaches (84%) and insider threats (83%).Good news! cybersecurity confidence is up 17% from last year, with most security professionals saying they are confident in their abilities to secure against data breaches and insider threats. Click To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.