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Gap in cybersecurity knowledge creates challenges for organizations

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    A new survey from the Ponemon Institute and Fidelis Cybersecurity highlights some concerning data about the state of cybersecurity. Defining the Gap: The Cybersecurity Governance Survey shares the results of the study and finds a disturbing rift in cybersecurity knowledge between those who make decisions and manage the budgets and those who have to implement and manage the security measures.

    Ponemon surveyed more than 650 board members and IT security professionals (CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and others) to get perspective on the level of cybersecurity knowledge and involvement by board members. The board members are ultimately responsible for governance of cybersecurity efforts, but many seem to lack the basic knowledge necessary to make informed decisions when it comes to managing the cybersecurity posture for the organization.

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