DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A new study from Trellix, a cybersecurity company that provides enhanced detection and response (XDR) for the future, reveals a disconnect between cybersecurity professionals and senior management. Despite widespread ownership of cyber risk at the board level, almost half (42%) of UAE cybersecurity professionals say their boards do not pay enough attention to digital security. increase. This points to a worrying trend of cybersecurity being treated as a checkbox exercise.
In the United Arab Emirates, the majority (89%) of cybersecurity professionals are one individual (38%) or a committee/task force (51%). However, nearly a quarter (26%) of respondents stressed that cybersecurity is not seen as a priority at the C-suite or board level, making it a major challenge for businesses. . Ownership and prioritization in cyberspace are not the same, which is why 44% of UAE cyber professionals feel undervalued by their business and 36% feel undervalued by their boss It’s no surprise that people cite feeling that they’re being abused as one of their biggest frustrations.
“Ownership is not enough without action. Building a cybersecurity culture across the organization should be a priority on today’s board agenda,” said Trellix Chief Revenue Officer. One Adam Philpott said. “The tone at the top should be one that encourages robust cybersecurity management, so boards and cybersecurity professionals prioritize cyber risks, how to manage them, and a strong security posture. We need to find a common data language to understand and discuss the board’s role in doing business.”
The good news is that cybersecurity conversations take place within their organizations, with just over two-thirds (67%) having regular discussions about cybersecurity and compliance with their executive and senior leadership teams. I’m sure. Cyber resilience comes from collaboration and communication, but when it comes to major cybersecurity incidents and cyberattacks, it varies from company to company.
For example, one-third (34%) of cybersecurity professionals in the United Arab Emirates admit that they typically report to their board of directors within an hour, while 19% say it takes too long to report to senior management. We allow at least two days or more. This delay can mean the difference between successfully mitigating an attack or facing difficult consequences.
“As a CISO, CIO, or CTO, this should help you understand what the biggest cybersecurity risks are to your organization if your organization’s cybersecurity architecture is not fit for purpose in defending against today’s sophisticated and evolving attacks, and It means demonstrating a clear business impact,” Philpott continued.
“Clear communication is essential to creating a resilient organization with adaptive security through an interconnected XDR architecture.It can instill confidence in the board, and the wider business.” .”
Based on research conducted by Coleman Parkes, the study covers Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, United Kingdom and United States.
Trellix is a global company redefining the future of cybersecurity and soulful work. The company’s open and native Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform helps organizations facing today’s most advanced threats gain confidence in their operational protection and resilience. Trellix, along with its extensive partner ecosystem, accelerates innovation through machine learning and automation to deliver living security to more than 40,000 enterprise and government customers. Learn more at https://trellix.com.
Procre8 (on behalf of Trellix)