Infosys commissioned a study of 106 senior executives from high-tech organizations with revenues of over USD 500 million across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The respondents were senior executives involved in cybersecurity initiatives representing both technology and business functions.
The survey was aimed at understanding the cybersecurity initiatives for the high-tech industry. Some interesting findings are:
- 70% in the high-tech industry have a well-defined enterprise-wide strategy/roadmap implemented
- Rising threats and cyberattacks have made the high-tech industry anxious about hackers and hacktivists (86%), low security awareness among employees (78%) and insider threats (75%)
- The top three problems that enterprises face are building a security-first culture (65%), embedding security in the enterprise IT architecture (63%) and lack of user awareness (62%)
- High-tech firms focus on training and certifications (65%), workshops and enablement sessions (55%), integrated solutions over point solutions (46%), and working with technology solution providers (46%) to overcome the challenges
- To counter threats and attacks, High-tech enterprises have resorted to risk and compliance (66%), encryption (65%), and identity and access management (62%) solutions