The threat of cybersecurity breaches by hackers is always on the minds of business leaders, but new research from EisnerAmper has found that many believe the next breach will come from the inside.
The survey, conducted by EisnerAmper’s Outsourced IT Services, found that 71% of executives worry about accidental internal staff errors as one of the biggest threats facing their companies . Another 23% said they were worried about malicious intent by their employees, and 27% were worried about third parties being compromised through their vendors.
“Ten years ago, business leaders could have equated cybersecurity breaches with outside hackers. Under threat: EisnerAmper’s IT services.
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Business leaders also expressed concerns about current safety measures, with 51% feeling “somewhat prepared” and 39% feeling “extremely prepared,” with overall Only 6% believe they are completely unprepared for a comprehensive cyber defense strategy.
When asked about their company’s cyber defenses, 57% said they were “somewhat confident,” 37% were “very confident,” and 6% were “not at all confident.”
“Companies need to optimize their resources and be willing to take proactive measures. An important first step is to train their staff and update their education regularly,” Mahna said. says. “Given the increase in virtual/hybrid work, most companies should conduct cybersecurity training at least quarterly. It’s much more efficient to invest up front in a trusted IT staff that feels like they’re doing it.”
Only half of the respondents said they have regular cybersecurity training. 71% said he plans to keep his IT budgets the same in the event of a recession, and 21% said he will cut those budgets, with only him planning to increase them in the situation. was 8%.
“This falls into the hands of malicious actors,” Mahna said. “During hard times, these criminals hope companies will cut back and essentially keep the door locked. should continue to be, and loss avoidance can generate significant returns.”
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