The greatest threat to security

Headlines are full of stories about ransomware and the rise of phishing and other security threats. With so many employees now working remotely, the threat envelope has expanded.

In our most recent Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey:

41% of IT leaders reported an increase in cyber security incidents since the pandemic began.

But the biggest threat to enterprise security today might not be the ransomware, the phishing attacks, or the source code flows–more likely, it's the "done" box.

Wanting to check a project box "done" and move on to the next priority is reasonable especially for busy CIOs.  Increasingly, IT is asked to be a business enabler instead of a cost center. CIOs, therefore, are increasingly expected to help define and advance the larger business strategy, a task that used to belong exclusively to other members of the C-suite. This shift makes sense when considering how business strategy is increasingly dependent on technology to help identify and open up new opportunities.

In fact, new combinations of talent and technology are delivering decisive advances in customer experience, operational efficiency, and competitive edge. Digital transformation should drive positive outcomes: whether it's streamlining processes, harnessing data, or shaping entirely new ways of doing business. This is about uniting every part of the enterprise in a common purpose.

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