Worldwide security spending will reach $96 billion in 2018 – Gartner

By June 12, 2018Resource Center

Across the globe, companies are moving quickly towards virtualized environments to work smarter and faster, seeking the latest technology to help streamline workloads, offset costs and reduce overhead and capital expenditures. Advancements in technologies to meet these demands create large gaps in an organization’s overall IT strategy and more importantly, their security strategy.

Although the tools and solutions to prevent cyberattacks exist, there is still a very prevalent “it won’t happen to us” type of mentality when it comes to cybersecurity spending decisions. The unfortunate reality is that cyber threats don’t discriminate against the size, type or location of a business, and the need for security measures has never been greater than it is today.

Questions businesses should be asking themselves when it comes to security include:

  1. Are our employees, including executives, trained on cyber security?
  2. What pieces of technology or what services do most of the heavy lifting for our company when it comes to security?
  3. When was the last time we were audited?
  4. When was the last time we competed a security assessment?
  5. Do we have an incident response plan?
  6. Do we have any specific concerns, such as changing IT security and compliance regulations?
  7. Do we have a disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) strategy in place?
  8. What is the state of our company’s current cybersecurity strategy and plan?
  9. What is our process for selecting the security solution or tool to address cybersecurity challenges?

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