Source: Security Now
23 Oct 2018

Enterprises of all sizes are looking to invest more in cybersecurity and that, along with increased use of artificial intelligence, are among the two top priorities of CIOs as they prepare their 2019 budgets, according to recent research from Gartner. (See Gartner: Cybersecurity & AI Are Top Spending Priorities for CIOs.)

Even as more businesses earmark more budget dollars for cybersecurity, there remains a large and growing skills gap in the security field. This leaves enterprises, and in particular their CIOs and CISOs, scrambling to fill jobs when fighting off a growing number of threats, whether it’s malware, ransomware, nation-state attacks and cyber espionage.

Adding to the challenge is regulatory compliance. Enterprises are spending to make sure they comply with recently passed laws, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that force companies to make a reasonable effort to protect consumer data and respond to requests from the public about how this data is used. (See European Union Braces for Liability Shift for Data Breaches.)

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