Cyber security needs a ‘radical cultural change at boardroom level’: KPMG

Published: Friday, 13 August 2021 07:58

Organizations across the world have made strides in remote working and collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the proliferation of digitization is creating significant new cyber threats that require radical cultural change at boardroom level, says KPMG.

A new report from KPMG ‘From enforcer to influencer: Shaping tomorrow’s security team’ is calling on business leaders to ensure cyber security specialists are part of the C-suite decision making process, with digitization at the heart of their future growth strategies.

The report offers seven key recommendations to IT leaders and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and warns organizations to ‘brace for further disruption’. We are heading towards a hyperconnected world in which the IoT and 5G networking will massively increase efficiency and enable radically different business models, says KPMG, but this also opens up organizations to new attack surfaces.

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