Report: Security Professionals under the Gun

March 16, 2015

Report: Security Professionals under the Gun IT professionals are staring at a disconnect, according to a new report. In-house IT managers said they are feeling more pressure to secure their organizations than ever before, according to Trustwave’s 2015 Security Pressures Report. At the same time, however, 77 percent said they had been pressured to roll out IT projects, including mobile apps and cloud capability, that were not security ready.

“Overall, pressures for IT and security professionals increased from 2013 to 2014 and even more distress is expected in 2015,” said John Amaral, senior vice president of Product Management at Trustwave. “The report also finds that the decisions security pros make are not necessarily the ones they want to make, and many report they do not have enough resources and in-house skills to deploy a defense-in-depth security program without confronting a mountain of pressure while doing it.”