Dell SecureWorks and Ponemon Institute Present the 2015 Global IT Security Spending & Investments Report
"Organizations cannot expect to successfully combat today’s increasing cyber threats If important stakeholders, such as the C-level executives and board members, are not adequately informed about their organization’s security strategy, challenges and goals ," said Kevin Hanes, executive director of Security and Risk Consulting for Dell SecureWorks.
Another alarming finding was that 58 percent of the study’s respondents said they did not think or were unsure if their organization possessed sufficient resources to achieve compliance with security standards and laws.
"What is especially worrying about this response is that not only does non-compliance put organizations at risk for legal action and fines, but even organizations which have achieved compliance, can many times still be compromised," said Hanes. "This is why Dell SecureWorks always advises its clients to build and maintain a robust, layered security program, so as to ensure a strong security stance and meet its compliance requirements."
An additional finding of note is that the security views and priorities held by the Security and IT leaders were in stark contrast to their staff members’ views and priorities. Here are some of the responses:
"The differing security views and priorities between the Security and IT leaders and their
staff members signals a serious misalignment between the two groups," said Hanes. "Every member of an organization’s Security IT department, whether a leader or a staff employee, should be working toward the same security goals. If the company wants to establish a strong security position, this misalignment must be addressed."
"I found the responses in our ‘2015 Global Study on IT Security Spending & Investments’ surprising and enlightening," said Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute. "I hope IT Security and IT leaders and their staff, as well as C-level executives and board of directors, read this report and reevaluate their security programs to ensure that there is a thorough understanding and consensus among them as to their organization’s security challenges and objectives."
To download the complete Ponemon report: "2015 Global Study on IT Security Spending & Investments," please click here: http://www.secureworks.com/resources/articles/featured_articles/report-global-it-security-spending-investments.
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