69% of organizations don't routinely test security controls, survey finds

Eighty percent of IT security leaders said it's likely a cyberattack will hit their organization this year, according to an ISACA survey.

ISACA, an international IT governance association, surveyed 633 cybersecurity and information security professionals from around the globe about how their organizations safeguard data.

Here are four survey insights.

1. The majority of respondents (65 percent) said their organization employs a chief information security officer, up from 50 percent in 2016.

2. However, nearly half of respondents (46 percent) said they don't feel comfortable with their cybersecurity team's ability to address incidents beyond "simple" cybersecurity issues.

3. Only 31 percent of respondents said their organization routinely tests security controls, while 13 percent of respondents said their organization never tests security controls.

4. Although 62 percent of respondents said their organization experienced a ransomware attack in 2016, only 53 percent of respondents said they have a formal process in place to address ransomware.

Click here to view the full report.

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