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A Big Question Mark On Indian IT Managers’ Skills

cybersecurity
cybersecurity

Among other aspects, Indian companies’ IT managers have declared that lack of expertise is still a big issue when it comes to cybersecurity in India.

On Monday came a new survey which talks about the complexities and issues related to the cybersecurity of India. The study showcases that Most Indian IT managers are struggling to respond to cybersecurity because of a severe budget crunch, lack of expertise, and up to date technology. Also, more than 80% of Indian IT managers expressed their organization’s current cybersecurity budge. The study on the same shows that the budget is below what it should be for the individuals/technology.

Indian IT managers found that 32% of their team’s time is spent in managing security, on average, yet only 8% believe they have a skilled team in place to appropriately detect, investigate and respond to cybersecurity incidents.

Principal research scientist, Chester Wisniewski, Sophos, said,

“Staying on top of where threats are coming from takes dedicated expertise, but IT managers often have a hard time finding the right talent or don’t have a legitimate security system in place that allows them to respond quickly and efficiently to attacks,”

“If organizations can adopt a security system with products that work together to share intelligence and automatically react to threats, then IT security teams can stay away from the snare of perpetually catching up after yesterday’s assault and better defend against what’s going to happen tomorrow,” Wisniewski added.

The survey, titled “The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity,” revealed IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks originating from every direction and are struggling to keep up.

The survey polled 3,100 IT decision-makers from mid-sized organizations in India, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and the US. Nearly 90 percent of IT managers agreed that staying up to date with cybersecurity technology is a challenge for their organization. This survey was conducted on December 2018 and January 2019.