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Many organizations struggle to marry digital assets with business resilience

When it comes to their digital assets, organizations recognize the importance of business resilience but most are struggling to take action to connect the two, according to a recent report from endpoint security and systems management provider Tanium.

The company commissioned independent market research firm Censuswide to survey 4,022 business decision makers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Japan from July to September 2018, and found significant gaps in business resilience across organizations globally.

Of the 1,000 U.S.-based respondents, 96 percent said making technology resilient to business disruptions should be core to their wider business strategy. But only 61 percent claim that it definitely is.

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Several barriers to achieving business resilience remain, the study said, with clear challenges between internal organizational structures and access to the right skills and technology. More than one third (36 percent) of the respondents blame their organization’s growing complexity, while 20 percent blame siloed business units.

One third said the issue lies with hackers being more sophisticated than IT teams, while 17 percent said they don't have the skills needed within the company to accurately detect cyber breaches in real-time.

One of the main reasons why organizations can’t achieve business resilience against disruptions such as cyber threats is due to growing confusion internally on where the responsibility for resilience lies, the report said. Less than one third (31 percent) of the respondents think it should be the responsibility of the CIO or dead of IT, while 33 percent said every employee should be responsible and 10 percent said the responsibility lies with the CEO alone.

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