Cisco has published the results of its first Cybersecurity Readiness Index. The study was based on a double-blind survey of 6,700 respondents in 27 countries measuring maturity in five areas of cybersecurity, identity, devices, network, application workloads, and data. The report identified 86% of organisations are planning to increase their annual cybersecurity budget, with 82% admitting they expect to experience a cybersecurity incident over the next 12 to 24 months. In terms of overall readiness, only 15% reported having a mature cybersecurity posture capable of defending against the risks of a hybrid world.
Looking at the Protecting Data section, the report highlights the critical importance of data protection, which it says explains why 50% of respondents reported mature and progressive readiness levels. In further good news, 94% have either fully or partially deployed encryption tools to protect against the consequences of lost data.
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