How do you see more clearly when cyber threats cross boundaries?

EY Global Information Security Survey 2021 is based on a sample of 1000 senior cybersecurity executives when the fieldwork closes.

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Cybersecurity: How do you rise above the waves of a perfect storm?

The EY Global Information Security Survey 2021 finds CISOs and security leaders battling against a new wave of threats unleashed by COVID-19.

 

In brief

  • Cybersecurity is under pressure: 81% of execs say that COVID-19 forced organizations to bypass cybersecurity processes.
  • Three challenges stand out: insufficient budgets, regulation complexity, and strained relationships with the business.
  • If CISOs can readdress shortcomings with a security by design approach, they will become enablers of growth in the rebound era.

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Why cybersecurity could be the missing link to growth?

In the wake of the pandemic, CISOs can reposition themselves as enablers of growth. But early findings from the latest EY Global Information Security Survey suggest they must first overcome four deep-seated barriers.

 

In brief

  • As businesses responded to COVID-19, the cyber threat became more complex, intensifying the pressure on cybersecurity teams.
  • The role of CISO is at a crossroads, with cyber practitioners striving to keep the business safe while enabling innovation and growth.
  • Cybersecurity teams must build new bridges, manage regulatory fragmentation, understand a rapidly evolving threat, and make a compelling case for resources.

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How do you see more clearly when cyber threats cross boundaries?

Chief information security officers across Europe should focus on four areas to shift from protecting data to enabling transformation and growth.

 

In brief

  • To protect value, CISOs are forced to strike a balance between aligning to national boundaries while mitigating international cybersecurity threats.
  • CISOs need to rethink the way they build their teams and their relationships with other parts of the organization.
  • CISOs should also ensure they have a seat at the board table.

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