IT Governance’s annual Cyber Watch Survey collates the views of chief executives, board directors, and IT professionals from organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as respondents from South America, Central Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Some of the key findings of the 2014 survey are that:
- Organizations remain complacent about risks.
- The IT function and the board don’t communicate.
- There is a lack of cybersecurity knowledge in the boardroom.
- Customer demands for assurance are growing.
- Confidence in federal cybersecurity is low.
In the light of this year’s massive surge in data breaches, that last finding bears further examination. Only 28% of Americans expressed confidence in the government’s efforts to tackle cyber crime.
2014 has seen breaches galore, including at the White House and the State Department. A recent report found that there were nearly a quarter of a million federal cybersecurity incidents last year, half of which were caused by staff, and there’s still no federal law addressing cybersecurity – just a patchwork of state– and industry-specific legislation.
Small wonder, then, that so few respondents feel the government is providing enough guidance to help them avoid the sort of costly incidents that have cost JPMorgan and Home Depot millions of dollars.
American organizations looking to improve their cybersecurity, but feeling directionless because of the lack of federal guidance, should implement an information security management system (ISMS), as set out in the international standard ISO 27001.
ISO 27001 is the best-practice information security standard that provides your clients and suppliers with globally recognized reassurance that you take the protection of their data seriously. An ISMS addresses information security as an enterprise-wide concern, encompassing people, processes, and technology.
IT Governance’s festive offers are all geared towards getting your organization cyber secure at minimum cost, and cover the ISO 27001 books, tools, training, and standards that you would normally use to achieve and maintain a level of cybersecurity that will ensure your organization’s commercial success over the all-important festive period.
IT Governance Black Friday offers:
- 30% off all ISO27001 online training courses.
- Save $50 on the ISO27001 and ISO27002 standards.
- Receive a $100 ITGP eBook voucher with the No 3 Comprehensive ISO 27001:2013 ISMS Toolkit.
All offers are available for a limited time only and end midnight December 1 2014.