To some degree, in IT Security, it comes with the territory. You have to like the cloak and dagger, intense environment of security to survive, never mind perform, but lately it feels a little different. Stacy Collett, contributing writer with CSO online wrote on January 4th 2017, “According to this year’s data, global cybersecurity confidence fell six points over 2016 to earn an overall score of 70 percent — a ‘C-‘ on the report card.”
As referenced in her article, with over 700 professionals surveyed by Research firm CyberEdge Group and Tenable Network Security there is quantifiable statistical relevance to the claim. At rSolutions we’re seeing qualitative proof to support the hypothesis, that has come by way of a maturation of questions with respect to IT Security that we field as part of our daily business. On the upside, it shows us that industry professionals are increasing their body of knowledge. On the downside, it shows the threats are evolving quickly and from seemingly everywhere, which makes it hard for many to get a handle on meaningful priorities.