The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic shifted the cybersecurity landscape. According to a PR Newswire release, the FBI tracked as many as 4,000 digital attack attempts a day during the pandemic. That’s 400% more than what it was prior to the pandemic. In response to these attacks, 70% of CISOs told McKinsey that they believed their security budgets would shrink by the end of 2020 but that they’d be asking for significant increases in 2021.
These findings beg the question: where should CISOs be directing their security asks for 2021 and beyond?
Foundational Controls as an Answer