LONDON -- New research into Infosecurity Business Challenges by Infosecurity Europe has found that the top business challenge facing companies is preventing data leakage, with 69% of respondents rating this as their top issue. The second highest rated issue was how to secure collaborative and mobile working (58%) followed closely by how to get security right for efficient compliance. Other top issues were implementing security that supports more cost efficient IT infrastructure (48%) and finding ID and access management that works (43%).
The top 10 issues were as follows:
- How to prevent data leakage from within an organisation 69%
- How to secure remote, mobile and collaborative working 58%
- Governance risk compliance - get security right to ensure compliance 56%
- Implementing security that supports more cost efficient IT infrastructure 48%
- ID and access management that works 43%
- Building security that is future proof 42%
- How to make IT architectures and strategies more secure 39%
- How can security help IT more agile and aligned with future business needs and growth 31%
- Security in new or emerging markets where infrastructure/networks are hostile 25%
- Assuring common security standards with third parties, customers, suppliers and outsourced activities 25%
Mike Barwise, commented, The respondents are clearly aware of business risk from major exposures such as data leakage and insecure remote working, but still seem to be seeking magic bullets - practical solutions including future proof security, standards compliance and secure development do not rank highly as priorities. So it seems the business/technical divide is as great as ever, and remains the limiting factor in corporate information security.