What Does 2016 Hold for the Evolving Security Landscape?

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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

 
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