2018 Trends in Cyber Security: Building Effective Security Teams

Posted by Rudy Mitra on Nov 1, 2018 12:25:00 PM
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2018 Trends in Cyber Security: Building Effective Security Teams

As cyber security has become more complex, traditional methods do not account for the wide range of issues related to securing corporate data and handling privacy concerns. New technology, improved processes and broad workforce education are all required for a modern security posture. Adopting a new approach requires cultural change within an organization, but it also requires a diverse set of skills. This report examines the ways that businesses are building security teams, using internal and external resources to assemble the expertise needed for security in the digital age. Some of the interesting statistics of the report are given below:

  • Within the field of cyber security, IDC is projecting 10.2% growth in 2018, resulting in $91.4 billion in global revenue.
  • Two thirds of large companies have dedicated teams for cyber security, with a nearly even split between teams within the IT function and teams reporting elsewhere. Among the companies that have their own security resources, 78% also use third parties in some way.
  • Only 37% of companies use a single firm for cyber security. Another 50% use two or three partners, and 13% use four or more.

To learn more about the extensive research composed by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) please click here.


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