Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Management Rank as Top Technology Challenges

Cybersecurity and privacy issues, along with infrastructure management and emerging technologies, rank as the top technology challenges organizations face today, according to a just-released survey report from global consulting firm Protiviti and ISACA, a global business technology professional association for IT audit/assurance, governance, risk and information security professionals.

In the survey, respondents were asked to name the top technology or business challenges their organizations face today. The top 10 responses:

  • IT security and privacy/cybersecurity
  • Infrastructure management
  • Emerging technology and infrastructure changes – transformation, innovation, disruption
  • Resource/staffing/skills challenges
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Budgets and controlling costs
  • Cloud computing/virtualization
  • Bridging IT and the business
  • Project management and change management
  • Third-party/vendor management

Key Findings

  • Cybersecurity is viewed as the top technology challenge
  • There appears to be more executive-level interest in IT audit
  • More CAEs are beginning to carry leadership for IT audit directly
  • Most IT audit shops have significant or moderate level of involvement in key technology projects
  • Most perform IT audit risk assessments, though a majority do so annually or less frequently

Source: MarketWatch – Feb 2, 2017

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