Over One-third of Cybersecurity Technologies used by Indian Companies are Outdated

It is more critical than ever for companies in India to refresh the technologies and solutions in their cybersecurity infrastructure, according to findings of the latest study by Cisco released today. Titled “Security Outcomes Study Volume 2”, the study highlighted that 37 percent of cybersecurity technologies used by companies in India are considered outdated by security and privacy professionals working at these organizations.

The study is based on a global survey of more than 5,100 security and privacy professionals across 27 markets. This includes more than 2,000 professionals from 13 markets in Asia-Pacific. The study aims to determine the most impactful measures teams can take to defend their organizations against the evolving threat landscape. Respondents, including professionals from companies in India, shared their approaches to updating and integrating their security architecture, detecting and responding to threats, and staying resilient when disaster strikes.
Respondents from India also consider their cybersecurity infrastructure unreliable and complex, with 33 percent and 40 percent respectively highlighting this in the survey.

The good news is that companies in India are addressing this by investing in modern cybersecurity technologies to improve their security posture. Nearly nine in 10 (89 percent) respondents in India said their company is investing in a ‘Zero Trust’ strategy, with 44 percent saying their organization is making steady progress with adopting it and 45 percent saying they are at a mature state of implementing it. In addition, 88 percent of respondents said their company is investing in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture, with 44 percent making good progress with adoption and a similar number saying their implementation is at mature levels.

These two approaches are crucial to building a strong security posture for companies in the modern cloud-first and application-centric world. Organizations are facing multiple challenges while operating in this environment, including complexity in connecting users to applications and data across various cloud platforms, inconsistent security policies across disparate locations and networks, difficulty in verifying the identity of users and devices, lack of end-to-end visibility of their security infrastructure, etc.

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