According to Gartner, 57% of mid-sized enterprises don’t have CISO due to budget constraints. They have less than 30 members in their IT teams and face the tough challenge of making the most out of limited resources.
An article from Livemint points out the risks in such scenarios and offers insights on what these enterprises should do to keep themselves protected from cyber attacks.
Mid-size enterprises face IT risks from five major sources: cybercriminals, insiders, hackers, hacktivists, and nation or governance.
These organizations’ IT leaders must proactively invest in tools and technologies to mitigate such risks.
If appointing a full-time CISO is out of their budget, they should outsource or look for virtual CISOs.
IT leaders need to know about the risk vs. value while bringing in new technologies such as AI, big data security, and the cloud.
What We Think
One can never be too careful when it comes to the ever-dynamic field of IT security. We recommend organizations employ all means possible, in terms of personnel and tools, within their budget to secure their IT ecosystem. If IT security continues to remain an afterthought, organizations will remain vulnerable to the risks mentioned above.
You can read the full article here.