Threat Management, Vulnerability Management

Corporate cyberattack readiness lagging

Fifty percent of chief information security officers around the world reported that their organizations were not adequately prepared for cyberattacks, while 48% noted their organizations' risk of material cyberattacks over the next 12 months, according to TechRepublic. Nearly 60% of the surveyed CISOs have cited possible human error as the primary reason for their organizations' lagging cybersecurity preparedness levels, a Proofpoint report showed. Researchers also found that only 50% of respondents conducted more frequent employee cybersecurity training for employees during the past year.Meanwhile, elevated employee turnover brought upon by the Great Resignation has also proved to increase the challenges faced by companies in ensuring data and intellectual property security." As the impact of the pandemic on security teams gradually fades, our 2022 report uncovers a pressing issue. As workers leave their jobs or opt out of returning to the workforce, security teams are now managing a host of information protection vulnerabilities and insider threats," said Proofpoint Vice President and Global Resident CISO Lucia Milic.

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