CISOs, IT lack confidence in executives’ cyber-defense knowledge

IT security teams lack confidence in their executives’ ability to prevent attacks on their personal hardware, systems, and network. This is according to a study sponsored by BlackCloak, a provider of digital privacy protection for high-profile executives, Ponemon Institute surveyed 553 US IT and IT security practitioners.

Asked to rate from 1 to 10 how confident they were in CEOs and executives’ abilities to know how to recognize a phishing email, only 28% of respondents were confident. A similar percentage (26%) applying to security teams’ trust in high-level executives to securely set up their home network and protect their personal computers from viruses.

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