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New Cohesity research reveals a lack of collaboration between IT and security operations teams

New Cohesity research reveals a lack of collaboration between IT and security operations teams

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New research commissioned by Cohesity – a leader in next-generation data management – has revealed that while most IT and Security Operations (SecOps) decision-makers believe they should jointly share the responsibility for their organisation’s data security strategy, many of these teams are not collaborating as effectively as possible to address growing cyberthreats. The survey also shows that of those respondents who believe collaboration is weak between IT and security, nearly half of respondents believe their organisation is more exposed to cyberthreats as a result, the implications of which could have catastrophic consequences for businesses. 

The research is based on an April 2022 survey of more than 2,000 IT decision-makers and Security Operations (SecOps) professionals in the US, the UK and Australia. 

Nearly three-quarters of respondents (72%) in the UK believe the threat of ransomware in their industry has increased over the last year, with more than half of respondents (51%) saying their organisation has been the victim of a ransomware attack in the last six months.

“This research pinpoints there is often a lack of collaboration between IT and security teams that we’re seeing across many organisations today,” said Brian Spanswick, Chief Information and Security Officer, Cohesity. “This communication gap must be closed if organisations want to win the battle against cyber threats and ransomware.”

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