The inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk will lead to 60% of digital businesses suffering major service failures.
That’s the harsh warning from analyst firm Gartner, who says as organisations transition to digital business, a lack of directly owned infrastructure and services outside of IT's control will need to be addressed by cybersecurity.
"Cybersecurity is a critical part of digital business with its broader external ecosystem and new challenges in an open digital world," says Paul Proctor, vice president and analyst at Gartner.
"Organisations will learn to live with acceptable levels of digital risk as business units innovate to discover what security they need and what they can afford,” he explains.
“Digital ethics, analytics and a people-centric focus will be as important as technical controls."
Gartner has identified five key areas of focus for successfully addressing cybersecurity in digital business: