With cybersecurity a top priority for businesses, especially after last year’s spectacular ransomware attacks, CTOs are taking a multi-pronged approach to protecting their business. Just over 87% of respondents to STX Next’s 2021 Global CTO Survey, which asked 500 global CTOs about their organization’s top challenges, say they have implemented multi-factor authentication (MFA) in their organization, and nearly 83 % say the same for identity and access management. Single sign-on (SSO) is also popular, with about 74% adopting it. These results align with Dark Reading’s 2021 Strategic Security Survey, in which 69% of respondents said MFA is an effective cybersecurity measure.

What is surprising is that nearly half (46.8%) of CTOs admit their organization has no specific ransomware protection at all, and only 10% claim to implement anti-ransomware protections everywhere. Only security information and event management were more neglected, with less than 4% implementing it…



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