What can enterprise leaders learn from the DACH region and its cybersecurity approach?
As technology advances and the geopolitical situation evolves, cybersecurity is increasingly in the spotlight. Therefore, IDC conducted a study in which they asked 306 security managers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland about their strategies, focus topics and challenges regarding cyber security. The result shows how leaders can better prepare for future cyberattacks.
The World is in Transition: As a result of Russia’s war in the Ukraine, 45% of the companies taken part in the study will change their cyber preparedness and defenses
Cyberattacks are noticeably increasing: 40% of the respondents have experienced an increase in cyberattacks in the last 12 months
Cybersecurity as a competitive advantage: 64% of the participating companies see cybersecurity as a business driver and competitive factor
In need of special protection: Cloud, backups, and data: Cloud security is very high on enterprises’ strategic priority list due to the acceleration of cloud adoption. With the rise of ransomware attacks, however, the focus is also on data backups, disaster recovery and general data security.
Overall, the following distribution was found among the top 5 security topics:
- Cloud Security: 34%
- Secure Backups / Disaster Recovery: 20%
- Data Security 19%
- Security Awareness Training: 15%
- Identity & Access Management (IAM): 14%
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The Top Challenges – and How to Master Them
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Who was surveyed: IDC conducted a survey of a total of 306 cross-industry companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2022 on their current and future cybersecurity strategies. The companies all employed at least 50 people, but almost all had more than 100 employees. More specifically, it involved the security managers of the companies.
About IDC: Today, IDC is the world's leading provider of market intelligence, consulting services and events in the information technology and telecommunications industries. IDC provides analysis and forecasts of technological and industry trends and potentials, enabling its customers to plan their business strategies and IT purchasing in a well-founded manner.