What Does 2016 Hold for the Evolving Security Landscape?

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Next What Does 2016 Hold for the Evolving Security Landscape?-3 Next

The Role of CISOs

CISOs will finally get a seat at the board of directors table.

It has been a long time coming, but with the record-breaking data breaches seen in 2015, 2016 is shaping up to be the year CISOs finally get some well-deserved respect from the board of directors. As many of the breaches seen in 2015 demonstrated their capacity to completely destroy a company's reputation, a CISO's role is more important than ever.

Boards of directors are realizing two realities: First, no company is safe from a data breach and, second, a data breach is no longer a technology issue but a brand issue. As a result, CISOs will have more interactions and influence with the board. In turn, directors will be more inclined to approve IT budget increases that demonstrate a broader array of security capabilities.

In the cybersecurity world, 2015 was a year marked by Big Data breaches and the emergence of the privacy vs. national security debate. It's safe to say, therefore, that companies in 2016 will turn to security experts to ensure that they aren't caught off guard by the shifting threat and regulatory landscapes. As many companies consider security to be their biggest concern for 2016, it's important to be prepared and not be caught unaware.

In the following slideshow, Accellion provides an overview of the trends expected to be seen in cybersecurity and how these changes will affect C-level executives and boards of directors.


Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

More Slideshows

Social14-190x128.jpg 10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Security Policy and Posture

When phone calls, video conference information, pictures, chat logs, etc. are all stored in a central location via social media, a potential hacker has access to just about everything, quickly and easily. ...  More >>

Security120-290x195 5 DDoS Myths Debunked

Unearth the real story behind five commonly held myths about distributed denial-of-service attacks. ...  More >>

Security119-190x128 8 Tips for Ensuring Employee Security Compliance

IT security ultimately depends on making sure employees use the appropriate tools and comply with policies designed to protect them and their data/applications. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.