Enterprises confident Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) will improve cybersecurity
As the move to quell the spreading coronavirus, business made a quick switch--an office overhaul--and sent its workforce to do their duties remotely, which presented an entirely new series of security challenges. Nearly all (98%) enterprises believe cybersecurity will improve a sustainable development strategy and the specific role of a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), according to new research from Kaspersky's latest, "The State of Industrial Cybersecurity in the Era of Digitalization."
Because of the unprecedented track of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, industrial companies were forced to prioritize cybersecurity. In 2019, 40% of large enterprises planned to report on cybersecurity risks to boards of directors annually, but this year, according to a Gartner report, 100% will do so.
Major challenges found are "damage of service quality, "loss of confidential information" and "mitigation costs." The last major challenge, "mitigation costs," was less of a critical issue in previous years, and it now requires special and occasionally expensive resources. Respondents (24%) found internal security practices need to be revisited during the pandemic, but only 15% suggested employees need special security training, as they work from home during the pandemic. The report recommends better preparation for lockdown working conditions, access of corporate networks limited to the use of company-owned devices only.