Business leaders are nervous about how to proactively strengthen IT security

Whether it’s supply chain attacks or Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), the business threat landscape is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly complex.

A new survey from Kaspersky shows that most business leaders (61%) want to be more proactive and strengthen their IT security measures, but that they do not know how.

The responsibility for IT security extends far beyond the IT department, and is today everyone’s responsibility. It is a responsibility that also lies heavily on the shoulders of business executives, where many, according to a study by Kaspersky, do not feel they are getting the support they need from their organization. If the research institute Gartner is right in its prediction that 75% of top managers will be held personally responsible for IT attacks in 2024, an IT attack on a company can also have personal consequences for individual managers.

Kaspersky’s study “Must-have cybersecurity insights for proactive business decisionmakers” shows that many business leaders are unsure whether the company has the necessary measures in place to tackle IT security threats – and that they lack internal support, resources and expertise. More than half (56%) of surveyed executives in small and medium-sized businesses worry about a lack of support to prevent IT security incidents, and just over half (54%) are struggling to get better IT security funded.

Tim de Groot

“It is not just the big companies that need to proactively protect their digital and physical assets. But the basic endpoint protection that some companies have as their only protection is far from enough today. Instead, companies need a combo solution so that they automatically get blocked IT security threats, but also get support to deal with the more complex threats from an external, top-of-the-line IT security team. This is how the company can once again confidently focus on their core tasks, ”says Tim de Groot, Regional Manager in the Nordics and Benelux at Kaspersky.

To protect themselves properly, companies need both technology and human expertise

Fortunately, there are good EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response, which is automated protection) and MDR (Managed Detection and Response, where IT security is outsourced to IT security experts who actively monitor and counter IT threats when they occur) solutions to companies of all sizes.

Kaspersky recommends that companies take an integrated approach to IT security and use one trusted partner who can address their lack of resources and expertise, thereby strengthening the defense against cybercriminals. With one trusted partner who can deliver both in one solution, you create visibility across all endpoints of the company’s network and a superior defense.

“By choosing one IT security partner who can offer both EDR and MDR, you get both protection of all end-points in the company’s network and a superior defense, where the routine tasks are automated and the complex threats are neutralized by the best IT- security experts, ”says Tim de Groot.

Kaspersky, with 20 years of experience in investigating, detecting and combating cyber threats, offers both automated cyber security (Endpoint Detection and Response, EDR) and managed cyber security (Managed Detection and Response, MDR). All solutions are certified and are part of Kaspersky’s Global Transparency Initiative (GTI).

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