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Businesses Need Cybersecurity Management Plans

Businesses Need Cybersecurity Management Plans

The Cyberattack Surface Has Increased

In 2019, the world has become more dangerous due to a wide variety of sophisticated threats. The cyberattack surface has increased due to the horizontal expansion of IT, driven by mobility, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, SaaS, cloud-based workloads, etc.

In the meantime, business executives now recognize two important realities: 1) Most of their business processes are anchored by IT, and 2) A cyberattack and/or data breach could happen any time and lead to devastating consequences.

Cybersecurity Seen As a Priority

Increasingly, cybersecurity is seen as a business priority. According to research, 40 percent of organizations say strengthening cybersecurity tops all other business initiatives. Fifty-eight percent of organizations will increase cybersecurity spending in 2019, while 40 percent will maintain the same level of spending as in 2018.

Top-Down Cybersecurity Management

Jon Oltsik of CSO posits the (admittedly not new, but rarely put into practice) idea that cybersecurity must be housed within a top-down framework, rather than addressed piecemeal by the security team from the bottom up. Read more here about where some businesses fail in this regard, and the six ways they can ensure their cybersecurity management plans succeed.

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