Security is biggest hurdle to effective digital transformation
Cyber security risks are the biggest challenge to digital transformation, according to a new survey from Fortinet.
The 2018 Security Implications of Digital Transformation Survey found that 85% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief Security Officers (CSOs) believe that security is the biggest hurdle to properly implementing DX.
The independent report surveyed over 300 CISOs and CSOs at 2,500+ employee organisations around the world, and found that 67% have already embarked on digital transformation, while 95% are at least trialling some sort of DX solutions.
Digital transformation can increase the risk of cyber-attacks, through factors such as the proliferation of endpoints, increasingly distributed networks, and exponentially increasing volumes of data and network traffic.
Among survey respondents, 25% estimated that their network infrastructure is not properly protected against security threats, in part due to factors such as expanding attack surfaces, growth in the volume and sophistication of threats and lack of skills.
Twenty percent of respondents had suffered 20 cyber-attack related intrusions in the past 24 months, with four of these resulting in outages, data loss, or compliance events.