Now companies have made it possible for their employees to operate remotely, and their focus is on protecting them from increasingly harmful cybersecurity threats. Of all the different ways they can solve a problem, many companies are opting for SASE or zero trust strategies.
This is according to a recent report by ISACA and HCL Technologies, based on a survey of more than 3,600 cybersecurity professionals around the world. It states that SASE or Zero Trust adoption is the highest among pharmaceutical, medical, and healthcare organizations (48 percent), followed by finance, banking, and insurance (46 percent).
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Regardless of the industry, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) appears to be the most popular of all SASE technologies, followed by a secure internet gateway, zero trust, and SD-WAN.
As for the type of threat, social engineering remains the most common, followed by Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), ransomware (opens in a new tab)exploitation of unpatched systems and denial of service (DoS) attacks.
The greatest concerns of respondents concerned potential damage to the company’s reputation, data theft and supply chain disruption.
Aside from SASE and zero trust, companies are increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI), the use of which in SecOps is increasing by four percent year on year. The report also suggests that many companies are still researching and developing their AI capabilities and are not yet ready to go public – this is a “promising” statistic about the future of AI.