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Proofpoint Releases 2021 Voice of the CISO Report

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Proofpoint Releases 2021 Voice of the CISO Report

Proofpoint recently released its 2021 Voice of the CISO Report. This inaugural white paper explores key challenges facing chief information security officers (CISOs) after a year in pandemic lockdowns. 

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Proofpoint is a cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organizations’ employees and users to mitigate email, cloud, and web-based threats. It works to stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber-attacks. 

According to the 2021 Voice of the CISO Report, 66 percent of CISOs feel their organization is unprepared to handle a cyber-attack. Meanwhile, 58 percent consider human error to be their biggest cyber vulnerability, seriously amplified by the work-from-home shaft mandated by the pandemic. Work-from-home is stretching cybersecurity resources thin 64 percent of surveyed CISOs feel at risk of suffering a material cyber-attack in the next 12 months. 53 percent of CISOs are more concerned about the repercussions of a cyber-attack in 2021 than last year. Moreover, over half say they feel too many expectations on their roles. 

Ryan Kalember, Executive Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy for Proofpoint, gave a statement with the release. “The ‘good enough’ approach of the past 12 months will simply not work in the long term: with businesses unlikely to ever return to pre-pandemic working practices, the mandate to strengthen cybersecurity defenses has never been more pressing.”

“CISOs hold a business-critical function, now more than ever. The findings from our report emphasize that CISOs need the tools to mitigate risk and develop a strategy that takes a people-centric approach to cybersecurity protection to address ever-changing conditions, like those experienced by organizations throughout the pandemic.”

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