What is your most immediate concern right now as an IT leader?


Business continuity36%

Operational inefficiencies15%

People and team dynamics14%

Other (comment below)1%


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Director in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
Ensuring that we are adding value and enabling the business
vChief Information Security Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
As an Information Security professional, you would think that security would be my highest priority but it is not.  Surprised? Let me explain. 

Security measures need to be as transparent as possible to my users.  The more transparent the more likely my users will comply with then rather than try to circumvent them.  That is why I'm concerned with operational inefficiencies.  An inefficient process is one that is likely to irritate my users to the point where they seek a "better" way of working.  This "better" way is probably going to circumvent my controls.  I don't want that.  I want my users to stay between the lines and operate within the approved process.  I'm willing to be flexible on how I configure my security controls so that I don't introduce operational inefficiencies.  It doesn't matter how good my controls are if my users look for ways around them just to get their job done.

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Patch management: to reduce attack surface and avoid system misconfigurations39%

Malware and ransomware prevention: to protect endpoints from social engineering attacks58%

Malware and fileless malware detection and response: to protect against malicious software49%

Threat Hunting: to detect unknown threats that are acting or dormant in your environment and have bypassed the security controls33%

Not planning to change endpoint security strategy10%