The emergence of remote working shifted CISO priorities towards mitigating evolving cyberthreats. Around 88% of CISOs admitted that remote work has accelerated the demise of the traditional network perimeter.
Ever since the pandemic began, organizations globally encountered drastic changes in their business operations. The swift adoption of remote working significantly impacted the role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other security leaders, making it difficult to deal with new cybersecurity challenges and combat/mitigate security threats.
Security leaders globally have changed their cybersecurity strategies according to the changing attack vectors. A recent survey from cybersecurity firm Ivanti revealed that remote working culture has shifted CISO priorities in handling cybersecurity matters. The study revealed that 88% of CISOs admitted that remote work has accelerated the demise of the traditional network perimeter and has subsequently given rise to a host of new IT security challenges. And around 90% of CISOs stated that mobile devices have become the focal point of their cybersecurity strategies.
The study surveyed over 400 CISOs across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and 80 CISOs in Australia.