2018 state of resilience: The pressure is on


As we swerve onto the runway in 2018, IT leaders are finding themselves under increased pressure to ensure security, high availability and disaster recovery for the applications and systems under their care. The results of several surveys underscore the concerns of nearly 6,000 IT professionals around the globe.

These surveys, conducted in 2017 by Vision Solutions, now part of Syncsort, collected responses from 5,632 professionals to determine their key business continuity concerns and their strategies for addressing high-profile hacking attacks, data breaches, disruptive natural disasters, and escalating storage and data accessibility needs. The results highlight their areas of greatest concern and the key initiatives they are putting into place for moving forward.

Keep IT going

The top IT concern expressed was business continuity and high availability (47 percent) — the end goal of nearly every security effort. Initiatives to address this critical concern include virus and malware protection, patch management and intrusion detection/prevention. Other strategies include compliance auditing and both hardware and software replication.

Key Concerns

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