The world has become an ever-moving, hybrid environment where people, devices, applications, and data can be in multiple, changing locations. So what does that mean for an evolving cybersecurity posture?
In Cisco’s Cybersecurity Readiness Index, 6,700 respondents in 27 countries representing more than 18 industries shared how they measured up in solutions across the five core pillars of cybersecurity protection: identity, devices, network, application workloads, and data.
Verify the identity of everyone who tries to access network resources and information.
Verify all employee and infrastructure devices and protect them from being accessed by bad actors.
Safeguard people, devices, applications, and data on the network as they are critical to the viability of the company.
Protect against application workload attacks that could lead to sensitive data breaches, productivity loss, and irreparable reputation damage.
Protect data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction using robust security measures.
Respondents confirmed whether their companies had solutions in place to meet the challenges of each pillar, and how advanced their deployment plans are.
Readiness scores are derived through the combination of:
Organizations at the start of the cybersecurity readiness journey
Performing below average on cybersecurity readiness
Performing above average on cybersecurity readiness
High performing with a mature and robust cybersecurity strategy
While technology to secure devices is widely adopted, more progress is needed to protect identity, networks and applications: