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Cloud Security Perspectives and Insights

Understanding Your Cybersecurity Challenges and Strengths

Taylor Lewis
Product Marketing Manager

What are the biggest cybersecurity challenges your organization experiences today? As the 2018 RSA Conference (RSAC) came to a close in San Francisco last Friday. IT professionals from around the world are returning to their offices with several new ideas, interest in new products, and some great prizes as well. To begin taking the next step towards purchasing a product you learned about at RSAC - Consider evaluating your current cybersecurity challenges and strengths.

Throughout the week, Oracle conducted a series of thought provoking poll questions via Twitter. All questions were pointed at cybersecurity professionals and helped provide insight into the thoughts of RSAC attendees and your industry peers. Many of these insights related to the great findings in the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report.

When asked their biggest cybersecurity challenges, detecting security threats was selected by 41% of twitter poll respondents. This was followed by 33% stating lack of security training. These two responses shed light on two extremely relevant challenges within the cybersecurity space.

41% of participants claim detecting a threat is their primary challenge. This challenge is not unique to any industry and companies of all sizes are at risk of an attack. Companies are looking to protect their environments from intrusions, but in the case of an attack, immediately respond and resolve the issue. Many recent attacks have slipped under the radar due to siloed monitoring tools within organizations. According to the Cloud Threat Report, organizations have an average of 46 security tools, there are simply too many tools that don't communicate with each other.The report also found that 38% of cybersecurity professionals consider detecting and responding to cloud security incidents as their main challenge - accurately mirroring our twitter poll results. Companies should evaluate solutions that employ adaptive intelligence techniques to better detect anomalous patterns that might not be obvious to the human eye. 

                                            

Cybersecurity practices are strongest when they involve people, process, and technology. With 33% of twitter poll responses pointing to lack of training, organizations must invest in properly training existing employees. Hiring qualified candidates and creating a continuous training plan will enable employees to work with technology and better protect your organization. Oracle's Software Security Assurance Program (OSSA) aims to support this movement of securely developing, deploying, and maintaining technologies to improve security and performance at every layer of the stack.

To learn more about the biggest challenges companies are facing, read the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report and visit the Oracle Cloud Security page. 

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