CIOs have a hard time dealing with data and the stress of saving costs, while also enduring to stay lively as they face problems with contractor and the underlying challenges of shifting services and data to the cloud. New threats keep emerging that require a progressive response. In addition to personnel issues and a range of tacky technology, there are a few other major issues faced by CIOs.
Over 35% of IT professionals complain that they are not being sufficiently trained to be more efficient in their jobs. Many organizations believe that it is the duty of an individual employee to keep up with the technology. This might have been true in the late 20th century, but in today’s modern world, the complexity has grown enormously. On-job training and working with new frameworks is hectic when employees have deliverables too.
Internet of Things Security
More than 80% of organizations find it difficult to detect and protect network-connected devices. In even worst case, most of them are not aware of who is handling the devices. There is an immediate requirement of aligning security measures with IT users and their individuality. By astute deviations in baseline behaviors, interactive monitoring can detect even the most discerning criminals hiding behind authentic credentials. These are generally on the basis of biometric traits such as common spelling errors and typing speed.
According to a report, nearly 50% of IT respondents believe that budget is a barrier to firming up IoT security. It is more of a question whether a particular business wants to grow and thrive in a competitive environment. With more businesses becoming digital, technology is moving out of the background shadows to center stage, where it is the primary driver to meet real objectives. Certified, trained and skilled IT professionals are important to make investments in technology that pays off. They have the ability to provide a guidance-based decision making needed to analyze the tradeoffs included when selecting devices or applications. Also, they help in connecting IT architecture to corporate objectives.
Overloading Of Data
Current data analysis methods regularly flop to show real influence on business. Board members and executives need to take decisions on allocating resources, while also managing investments that can minimize true risk disclosure of the company, or operational expenses. With excessive data out there, no one knows what actually they should be ensuing in terms of enhancing their cybersecurity stance.
Lack Of Required Skills
IT job vacancies have continued to rise over the years; however, it’s difficult to find skilled workers, mostly in security roles. Cybersecurity jobs may have some increasing evolvement in closing skills gap over the last few years, but it is nowhere near to what is required. A majority of companies are not prepared to tackle cybersecurity threats such as industrial espionage or ransomware. Proper talent priming from bottom up is required for any course correction requirements, and a wider work force security training should be carried out, which is not just compliance, but experiential as well.