Research latest: IT managers are struggling to cope with cyberattacks

New research from Sophos suggests that two thirds of organisations were hit by a cyberattack last year. The report lists the three biggest reasons why organisations are still struggling to reduce their risk:

  • Attacks are coming in from multiple directions
  • Cyberattacks are multi-stage, coordinated and blended
  • Technology, talent and time are in short supply 

Here’s a closer look at what the researchers found – and what all of this means for IT managers and anyone looking to strengthen their cybersecurity career credentials.

Research findings in brief

Sophos commissioned an independent survey of 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries between December 2018 and January 2019.

Titled ‘The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity’, the central message of the report is pretty clear: the game of cat and mouse between IT/Security professionals and cyber criminals continues unabated. Just as cybersecurity protection technologies are advancing, so too are the capabilities of threat actors – and overstretched IT/Security teams are struggling to stay on top.