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Businesses need to treat cybersecurity as something that crosses organizational boundaries

An new CompTIA survey reveals stark differences between how company executives, business employees and technology professionals view their organization’s cyber-readiness. While the majority of respondents in the first two categories were fully satisfied with their company’s cybersecurity efforts (55% of executives and 61% of business staff stated this), a mere 35% of IT experts agreed with them.

Furthermore, 91% of executives and business employees cited high levels of cybersecurity awareness in their firm, but only 78% of IT pros confirmed this. The study also showed that almost half of all organizations discuss cybersecurity issues across various departments, which according to Seth Robinson of CompTIA indicates that cybersecurity “isn’t confined to the IT department, ” but is instead recognized as “a moving target that requires ongoing vigilance and flexible responses throughout the organization.”

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