WannaCry and NotPetya should have forced business leaders to focus on cybersecurity, but only 16 per cent of IT security professionals think their role is now valued more highly.
In line with this belief, just 14 per cent of the IT security professionals surveyed said that their budgets have been increased as a reaction to the major attacks of 2017.
The survey conducted by AlienVault also reveals that only 20 per cent of the professionals surveyed said that they had been able to complete projects previously put on hold.
Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault, explained: “WannaCry and NotPetya are generally believed to have marked a turning point in cyber awareness, but the reality on the ground paints a different picture. Destructive malware poses existential threats to companies across all industries and can no longer be ignored. To improve our cyber resilience, corporate strategy needs to be developed that covers how to plan for, detect, mitigate and recover from such destructive attacks.”