Major service failures expected by 2020
As organisations transition to digital business, a lack of directly owned infrastructure and services outside of IT’s control will need to be addressed by cybersecurity, according to Gartner, Inc. The organisation predicts that by 2020, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk.
“Cybersecurity is a critical part of digital business with its broader external ecosystem and new challenges in an open digital world,” says Paul Proctor, vice president and analyst at Gartner in a statement. “Organisations will learn to live with acceptable levels of digital risk as business units innovate to discover what security they need and what they can afford. Digital ethics, analytics and a people-centric focus will be as important as technical controls.”
The Gartner Special Report Cybersecurity at the Speed of Digital Business is a collection of research that addresses the new reality where IT organisations have little direct infrastructure and their biggest security concerns will come from services outside their control. See www.gartner.com.