Risk as a trigger for increased awareness

Risk as a trigger for increased awareness

White Paper based on a Devoteam x IDC survey

Since 2017, cyber risks, such as attacks or data theft, have been regularly featured in the top 5 of the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risk Barometer, a sign of much welcome awareness among the world’s top leaders. In 2020, they disappeared from the ranking, which was established before the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, from data leaks to ransomware, the news keeps reminding us that no one is completely safe and that the damage is increasingly heavy. Very recently, the pandemic has shown that one crisis can hide another. While businesses have been hit hard by the sanitary crisis, we have witnessed the acceleration of attempted attacks from malicious people.

So what has happened?

Did companies tackle the problem head-on, to the point where they felt sufficiently protected? Or is there a false sense of security around cybersecurity? If the latter is correct, why and how have CIOs and CISOs failed to maintain their vigilance?

In early 2020 Devoteam commissioned IDC to run an EMEA survey on Cybersecurity. The results are published in a series of three white papers, each focusing on a dimension of the study.

The first one out is about risk management and business impact, download the white paper to deep dive into the subject.

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