The events of early 2020 have prompted organizations to shift priorities across the board, and security processes are no exception. While the current working environment has presented numerous short-term challenges, it has also caused security leaders to take a fresh look at what really matters to their businesses. The cybersecurity trends that emerge could ultimately make organizations more resilient in the long term.
Numerous studies have documented the increased speed at which digital transformation initiatives have been fast-tracked as organizations scramble to apply automation to support large numbers of remote workers and skyrocketing e-commerce traffic. AppDynamics found that three-quarters of IT professionals say digital transformation projects that previously would have taken a year to gain approval are now being signed off in weeks.
With digital infrastructure more critical than ever to the operations of many businesses, executives are more attentive than ever on securing them. A recent Adobe survey found that 70 percent of enterprise chief information officers (CIOs) anticipate investing more in cybersecurity in the immediate future. This has implications across people, processes and technology.
Cybersecurity Professionals in High Demand
Given that skilled cybersecurity professionals continue to be in desperately short supply while businesses plan to ramp up investments even more, we can expect that demand for skills will remain high.
Adobe reported that 40 percent of CIOs expect to increase headcount in their cybersecurity organizations compared to their original plans. More people will be required to staff help desks and to attend to security processes such as supporting devices outside ..