What a difference a few years make
After decades as a table-stakes cost-center focused on protecting the company—and especially amid the unprecedent threats of the past two years—cyber security is increasingly being viewed by technology companies as a business-driving competitive advantage that can help them unlock new opportunities.
That’s among the key insights from two new KPMG surveys of CEOs and security leaders in the technology industry. While managing risks and threats remained a top concern as well, the surveys shared an overall theme of cyber security moving from defense to offense, turning hard-earned lessons and innovations from the pandemic into key drivers of successful digital growth and transformation.
More than ever, tech CEOs and their Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are working in tandem to invest in security skills, culture and technology. They’re increasingly focused on a less reactive, more forward-looking cyber strategy that builds resiliency, promotes digital growth and innovation, and enhances customer confidence and stakeholder trust, as we outline in our new report, “Technology companies lean on cyber to go faster and gain trust.”
The report highlights a number of key findings, including investment goals, top priorities, and an evolving cyber security strategy that is being reimagined based on the experiences and innovations of the last two years.
Key steps tech companies plan to take to build digital resilience over the next three years
|1 tie||Focus on improving skills in cyber security and other areas of technology risk|
|1 tie||Establish a strong digital and cyber risk culture, championed by senior leaders|
|2||Strengthen governance around operational resilience and the ability to recover from a major incident|
|3||Invest in a secure and resilient cloud-based infrastructure|