Like all other business leaders, chief information security officers (CISOs) could find themselves on the unemployment line if something on their watch goes seriously sideways. But what if CISOs simply aren’t demonstrating enough business value? Now with a possible recession looming and companies cutting costs, proving cybersecurity programs are good for the business has become vital to […]
In recent years, cybersecurity has evolved from an information technology function into a strategic role, tasked not only with securing an organization’s operations but also providing direction and insights into how it should best protect its data. However, the cybersecurity field offers limited benchmarking analysis, which hinders companies from comparing their own measures with those […]
The study by Visa Building a Future-Ready City (Building a city prepared for the future, in free translation) also showed what municipalities have already done to digitalize. Despite the hurdles, the study shows that cities are increasing their technology investments across all major urban domains.
Cybersecurity experts highlight programs that help regulated and non-regulated companies fortify their facilities against attacks, cybersecurity strategies based on revised directives, and the the role of “meatware” in an effective cybersecurity program. A recent ThoughtLab study involving 1,200 large organizations across 14 sectors and 16 countries revealed the number of material breaches respondents suffered increased by 20.5% […]
The COVID-19 pandemic altered the business world and upended the way businesses operate. While the first two years in the post-COVID era marked unplanned reinvention for survival, organizations have now set about making intentional transformations to thrive in the new normal. The increasing adoption of digital technologies and tools, the transition of the workforce from […]
Visa sponsored a ThoughtLab study to equip city leaders with a blueprint for future city success. The results of the recently released Building a Future-Ready City study show what it means to be future-ready and what cities need to do to get there. ThoughtLab, with support from Visa, conducted a worldwide benchmarking study of 200 cities […]
Right now, according to Forbes, about 41% of security executives in a poll by ThoughtLab don’t think their companies are prepared. In a different global study, 82% of CIOs said their software supply chains are vulnerable. Unfortunately, the world may never be fully prepared. However, while we wait for the world to finally wake up, we […]
Cyberattacks are on the rise—and they’re not only IT’s problem anymore. A recent ThoughtLab study involving 1,200 large organizations across 14 sectors and 16 countries revealed the number of material breaches respondents suffered increased by 20.5% from 2020 to 2021, and cyberattacks impact more than just computer systems, as highlighted by high-profile ransomware assaults on the Colonial […]
As more businesses shifted operations online during the pandemic, cyber exposures have grown significantly. In fact, according to data from ThoughtLab, cyber incidents increased in 2021 by 15.1%, with a 24.5% increase in material breaches. The woodworking industry is also facing increased exposure to cyberattacks. Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) found 2,337 data breach-related incidents reported […]
Over the last few years, city administrators have had to adapt to a lot of unprecedented firsts—like an overnight shift to online learning, mask mandates and citywide COVID-19 containment lockdown orders. But of all those changes, perhaps the biggest challenge cities have confronted is the rapidly changing expectations held by constituents.