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Only 8% IT managers Believe They Have Skilled Team To Respond To Cybersecurity Incidents

89 percent of Indian IT managers believe staying up to date with cybersecurity technology is a challenge

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Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the findings of its global survey, The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity, which reveals IT managers are inundated with cyber attacks coming from all directions and are struggling to keep up due to a lack of security expertise, budget and up to date technology. The survey polled 3,100 IT decision makers from mid-sized businesses in the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, India, and South Africa.

Lack of Security Expertise, Budget and Up to Date Technology

According to the survey, Indian IT managers reported that 32 percent of their team’s time is spent managing security, on average. Yet, only 8 percent believe they have a strong team in place to detect, investigate and respond to security incidents. 

Regarding budget, 81 percent said their organization’s cybersecurity budget (including people and technology) is below what it needs to be. Having current technology in place is another problem, with 89 percent agreeing that staying up to date with cybersecurity technology is a challenge for their organization. This lack of security expertise, budget and up to date technology indicates IT managers are struggling to respond to cyber attacks instead of proactively planning and handling what’s coming next. 

“Staying on top of where threats are coming from takes dedicated expertise, but IT managers often have a hard time finding the right talent or don’t have a proper security system in place that allows them to respond quickly and efficiently to attacks,” said Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist, Sophos. 

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