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September 16, 2021 Article 4 min read

CEOs may not be getting all the right information to properly strategize cybersecurity efforts. Communication gaps and information overloads can hinder decision-making. In Chief Executive, Raj Patel explains how companies can implement the right security tools to deliver results.

Business professional in casual clothes at home taking a phone call on their cell phone.CEOs are under no illusion these days about the importance of cybersecurity and the need to stay on top of the worsening threat environment. Corporate leaders in North America and Europe identify it as their number one concern — ahead of pandemics and policy uncertainty — reflecting the shift to remote working and a flurry of high-profile hacking and ransomware incidents.

Despite this, many CEOs still aren’t getting the cybersecurity information they need, when they need it. They either don’t hear about a major cyber event on their network immediately, or they find out after the incident is beyond control.

A big part of the problem lies in the data that companies are getting from a dizzying array of cybersecurity tools. The market has become saturated with dozens of tools for every conceivable area of cybersecurity, from those focused on networks, endpoints, and mobile risks, to solutions geared toward threat intelligence and identity management.