The cybersecurity threat landscape isn’t getting any easier. From AI-driven cybercrime to phishing attacks and the prevalence of personal devices in the workplace, cybersecurity professionals have an increasingly long list of threats to manage.
Protecting corporate data is made harder by a dearth in funding. Yes, 91 percent of companies have increased cybersecurity budgets in 2021, according to IDG research. But IDG also found that new cybersecurity hiring is flat, and many long-range security projects have been sidelined this past year. Security professionals are having to do more with less.
Here’s a startling statistic: 73 percent of businesses experienced a sensitive data leak in the past year, according to Microsoft research.
An almost equally surprising stat is that only 23 percent of businesses extensively use automation for data security, one of the most important ways for warding off data security and compliance issues.
Topics: Data Compliance
Data compliance is a task that all companies face in light of increasing privacy regulations. For firms in the financial, medical and other more heavily regulated industries, though, the burden of managing data in specific and narrowly prescribed ways is even more pressing.