According to a recent study on corporate security commissioned by Citrix to Ponemon Institute, which involved more than 4,200 security personnel from 14 countries, 98% of companies surveyed said they spent more than a billion dollars in security in 2016.
Despite these massive investments, many people and many attendants systems are not yet able to handle today’s threats. The threats to enterprise security increase because a growing number of devices crowding the network and people are freer to work from wherever they want and on any device.
Operate on multiple devices, also brought from home, is now the norm. As per the norm, the information security must be a priority for companies, regardless of where they reside. In addition, companies need qualified staff to understand how to reduce the risk and improve the security level of apps and data.
According to the study, less than half of respondents (48%) said that the company where they work has specific policies that would assure to employees and third parties appropriate access to information. It does not help also that almost 70% of companies surveyed stated that some of the policies currently in place are outdated or inadequate.
The main concerns identified by the study are as follows.
- 70% of respondents say that their companies have made the investment in security technology that was not installed correctly.
- 65% of respondents say that their company is not able to reduce the risk related to the installation of apps not approved.
- 64% say that their company has no way to reduce the risk of unmanaged data effectively (e.g., downloaded to USB dispositive, shared with third parties, or files with no expiration date).
- Only 40% of respondents say that their companies are taking successfully competent and skill security experts.
These are the most popular solutions to improve the security level in the company.
- Create a unified view: 53% believe that a unified view of business users can help.
- Be proactive: 48% think that the ability to keep pace with emerging attacks is important.
- Technological improvements: 65% believe that improved technology will improve overall safety and reduce the risk by improving the level of general security.
- Investment in personnel: 72% say that a more knowledgeable staff will help the general level of safety by reducing the risk.