Digital Transformation and Cloud Security are top priority for 79% of Middle East Enterprises: Trend Micro Survey

SourceEye of Riyadh
SectorTechnology
CountryMiddle east

  In the era of the coronavirus pandemic, digital transformation, and cloud security (79%) are the chart-topping topics enterprises want to know more about. They are followed by threat and vulnerability research (62%), and risk and compliance (49%), as shown by a pre-event survey of 2,064 business and IT decision-makers across the Middle East. The survey is a precursor to Trend Micro’s CLOUDSEC 2020 conference, one of the industry’s biggest cybersecurity events, taking place from November 24 to November 26.  The results are unsurprising to an extent, given how many companies have accelerated their digital transformation projects and migration to the cloud, while the pandemic continues to wield debilitating influence over workplace collaboration, productivity, and the bottom line across many industries. To survive is to innovate and take up new technologies.  The respondents also identify with each other when it comes to the biggest pain points.

The survey shows that they most frequently grapple with the inability to detect and respond to advanced threats (32%), which have seen a sharp increase since the pandemic started in the first quarter of the year; and the perennial shortage of security skills (32%), as cybercrimes become more sophisticated and security operations, more complex.  Other common challenges include ...read more...