When it comes to cyber security, 91 percent of businesses in India say their organisation is at risk because of the complexity of business and IT operations, which is above the APJ (Asia-Pacific and Japan) average of 85 percent and the global average of 83 percent. According to a global study by leading IT firm Citrix and Ponemon Institute, 72 percent of businesses say it is time for a new security framework. Also Read - Beware! Chinese hackers targeting State Bank of India (SBI) users with phishing scams, moreAlso Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography content
“With an increasing number of traditional businesses taking the digital route, workspaces are no longer confined to the four office walls. While this shift has made the modern workforce more flexible and productive, it has also brought along its own set of security concerns,” said Parag Arora, Country Head and Area Vice President, Citrix, India Subcontinent, in a statement.
“For modern enterprises, security management and protection of data is an integral business function and no longer an IT task,” Arora added. Nearly 60 percent of respondents stated that employees and third parties bypass security policies and technologies because they are too complex. Less than half of respondents in India (44 percent) said their organisations have the right policies and procedures in place to protect information assets and critical information. ALSO READ: Rapid digitisation making India favourite cyber attack target
The research involved insights from over 4,200 IT and IT security practitioners globally.