It has been revealed that nearly half (46 percent) of executive-level and C-level respondents say their organisations have experienced a cybersecurity incident over the past year. With more than 1500 executives surveyed, the Deloitte poll found forty-nine percent of respondents admitting that their organisation does not conduct cyber wargaming exercises, with more than one-third (34 percent) indicating that they do not know their individual role within their organisation’s cyber incident response plan.
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:
“Attackers continue to target users within companies as it is often easier to trick someone that is distracted or overworked. Raising security awareness is therefore of utmost importance; however, understanding is a two-way street. Security teams cannot expect all users to understand security requirements without the security teams taking some time to understand the users functions and day to day challenges. Once the security teams take time to better understand the users, they can engage with them in more meaningful ways and help create tailored security awareness offerings that benefit the users and the business as a whole.”