The Cybersecurity Imperative

Cyber-risk is growing fast — and third parties represent one of the biggest and fastest growing risks.

As companies embrace the latest technologies and respond to rising regulations, cybersecurity has become a top management priority across industries and markets.

Explore why in The Cybersecurity Imperative, a groundbreaking new study from thinktank ESI ThoughtLab and WSJ Pro Cybersecurity, along with Opus and a group of prominent organizations.

Drawing on rigorous global research and analysis of more than 1,300 organizations across industries and countries and interviews with leading experts and practitioners, the report uncovers best practices, performance metrics and calls to action from CISOs and leading experts.

Meet the challenges of today’s complex and ever-changing cyber risk landscape.

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Executives expect to see 247% spike in cyberattacks through third party access over the next two years, according to new Cybersecurity Imperative study

Third parties are the fastest growing of the many significant cyber risks revealed by ground-breaking new global study from ESI Thoughtlab and WSJ Pro Cybersecurity, in partnership with Opus

NEW YORK and LONDON, October 15, 2018 – Opus, the leading provider of global compliance and risk management solutions, in partnership with independent research firm ESI ThoughtLab, WSJ Pro Cybersecurity and a coalition of leading cybersecurity organizations, has announced the launch of The Cybersecurity Imperative – a landmark global cyber risk study benchmarking the cybersecurity practices and performance of over 1,300 organizations around the world.

According to research published by Cybersecurity Ventures, by 2021, cybercrime is likely to cost the world $6 trillion annually—more than the combined GDP of the UK and France. As companies embrace the latest technologies and respond to heightened regulation, cybersecurity has become a top management priority across industries and markets. Through rigorous global research and interviews with leading experts and practitioners, The Cybersecurity Imperative was designed to uncover best practices, performance metrics and calls to action from CISOs and leading experts.

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