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CIOs and CISOs hold off on crucial updates due to potential impact on business operations

A new Tanium survey reveals that organizations may not adopt critical updates if these could interfere with business operations. According to the research, the vast majority (81%) of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) have declined to install a security patch or other type of critical update out of fear that it could disrupt business operations. More than half of respondents (52%) have done this more than once.

The study also found that 94% of respondents believe they have to compromise on the security of their organization. The most cited reasons for this were pressure to keep the lights on (33%); prioritization of adopting new systems over securing existing ones (31%); legacy IT commitments (26%) and internal politics (23%).

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