IT leaders share how they quell cybersecurity attacks

Ask CIOs and CISOs what cybersecurity fears keep them up at night and you’ll hear a range of responses — from social engineering hacks such as phishing, as well as malware that enables perpetrators to hijack users’ websites — the dreaded ransomware — and denial-of-service attacks. Depending on their business you might hear them say “all of the above.”

These threats are driving increased spending on cybersecurity tools intended to protect corporate data from nation-state actors, lone wolf attackers and other malcontents who are seeking access to corporate data. IT leaders know that it takes only one well-placed exploit to infiltrate a corporate network, but they also acknowledge that the best approach is to shrink their attack surface and be ready to respond to an incident in the event of an attack.

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