New research indicates that eight out of ten CIOs and CISOs refrain from adopting an important security update or patch, due to concerns about the impact it might have on business operations.
More than half (52%) said they have done so on more than one occasion. What about in your organization?
The Global Resilience Gap study, commissioned by security software firm Tanium, polled 500 CIOs and CISOs in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan, in companies with 1,000+ employees. Its goal was to explore the challenges and trade-offs that IT operations and security leaders face in protecting their business from a growing number of cyber threats and disruptions.
The Problem: “Lack of Visibility and Control”
The report identifies “[l]ack of visibility and control across networks” as the main cause behind such missed or delayed updates.
80% of respondents reported they found out that a critical update or patch they thought had been deployed had not