Commvault has released a new report that shows that the traditional silos between ITOps and security teams are beginning to break down, as organizations realise the importance of increased collaboration to combat the onslaught of more sophisticated cyber attacks.
Commissioned in partnership with The Futurum Group, the report, ‘Overcoming Data Protection Fragmentation for Cyber-Resiliency’, surveyed over 200 c-suite and senior-level IT executives (more than half of which were CIOs, CSOs, and CISOs) in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regarding their cyber resilience positions.
According to the report, nearly all (99%) respondents indicated that the relationship between ITOps and security has grown more connected over the past 12 months. For those who described the relationship between ITOps and security as ‘connected’ 64% stated they now have shared goals for maintaining the company’s security and 70% stated they have joint processes and procedures in place for daily operations. However, there is still work to do. For example, only 48% stated they have established joint processes and procedures in place to mitigate or recover from an incident.
Using AI to advance security
AI is expected to be a major theme in 2024 with more than two-thirds (68%) of survey respondents indicating the technology will boost their security efforts by identifying and responding to threats more quickly and accurately. Respondents identified several ways that AI could improve their organization’s security posture, including:
- Augmenting and automating employee training and security awareness (67%)
- Increasing efficiency by automating day-to-day operational processes associated with data protection (66%)
- Augmenting user authentication and access control (57%)
- Augmenting compliance monitoring and reporting (52%).
Data fragmentation creates cyber resilience challenges
Organizations continue to grapple with fragmented data protection solutions, which not only creates management complexities but cyber resilience challenges. More than 90% of respondents say fragmentation of data protection tools has a direct, negative impact on their organization’s cyber resilience and 54% indicated that fragmentation hinders their organization’s cyber resilience efforts.