Cisco Spotlights Top Security Practices to Ensure Business Resiliency
December 27, 2021
released its latest cybersecurity report,
Security Outcomes Study Volume 2,
surveying more than 5,100 security and privacy professionals across
27 markets to determine the most impactful measures teams can take
to defend their organizations against the evolving threat landscape.
Respondents shared their approaches to updating and integrating
their security architecture, detecting and responding to threats and
staying resilient when disaster strikes.
Highlights of these findings include:
Organizations with integrated technologies are seven times more likely to achieve high levels of process automation. Additionally, these organizations boast more than 40 percent stronger threat detection capabilities.
More than 75 percent of security operations programs that do not have strong staffing resources are still able to achieve robust capabilities through high levels of automation. Automation more than doubles the performance of less experienced staff, supporting organizations through skills and labor shortages.
Detecting and Responding to Threats
Organizations that leverage threat intelligence move twice as fast to repair damage caused by security threats, than organizations that do not use threat intelligence.
Resilient When Disaster Strikes
Organizations with board-level oversight of business continuity and disaster recovery efforts that have operations residing within cybersecurity teams perform best.
"With the shift to hybrid work, organizations are grappling with the increased complexity of securing a distributed workforce,” said Shailaja Shankar, SVP and GM of Cisco’s Security Business Group. “At the same time, they are also dealing with limited staff and budget constraints, so it’s critical for organizations to invest in innovative technologies and security practices. Cisco’s Security Outcomes Study, Volume 2 takes the guesswork out of prioritizing security strategies and technologies. By investing in cloud-based, integrated security architectures with high automation, practitioners can respond to threats faster, so they can focus on enabling the business and keeping users safe.”
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