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In a survey of 508 CEOs and CISOs around the world, 90% of respondents said they are adopting or considering Secure Access Service Edge (SIX) and 74% had reallocated funds to cybersecurity, said cloud security company Forcepoint. CEOs and CISOs are increasing convergent security approaches, Forcepoint found.

Above: The C-Suite: Business and Security Strategies for Today’s Unbound Enterprise report, produced by Wall Street Journal Intelligence, presented several indicators of the impact of cybersecurity on innovation, transformation and integration.

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While analysts previously estimated that 60% of companies would end up kiss SASE by 2025, the WSJ Intelligence report found that the pandemic had accelerated many of their plans. Business leaders who previously saw cybersecurity as part of traditional infrastructure are now rapidly investing in integrated cloud-based approaches, which has ripple effects on innovation, workforce security. distributed work and competitive advantages.

Cyber ​​attacks of all types – supply chain (60%), ransomware (54%), custom malware (57%), phishing (56%) – are on the rise. In this context of heightened threats, security and enterprise leaders must also support distributed employees working in an increasingly digitalized and SaaS-based world. Cloud apps are everywhere, and so are our people everywhere. Therefore, cybersecurity decision makers urgently need (58%) a “trust framework” to secure and adapt to this new reality.

Read the whole C-Suite Report: Business and Security Strategies for Today’s Unaffiliated Business by Forcepoint.

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