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IBM i Security Insights for 2020

The results are in! For the third year, Precisely asked IT pros responsible for IBM i security about their top challenges, strategies, technologies and best practices – and while some of the answers were expected, there were some surprises too.

Our survey was conducted in late 2019, and as with previous years, covered numerous topics, such as technologies installed, procurements planned, compliance regulations followed, audits performed, breaches experienced, and more. These survey results provide a revealing look at the current state of IBM i security.

It wasn’t surprising to see that the “growing complexity of regulations” was the most selected security challenge for the year ahead. However, there was a significant drop from last year in the percentage of respondents expressing confidence in their IBM i security program to prevent breaches.

This trend of dropping levels of security-confidence is corroborated by a 2019 survey conducted by Microsoft on behalf of Marsh, one of the largest global-risk insurance companies. From 2017 to 2019, their survey showed a 100% increase in respondents who said they were not at all confident in their ability to understand, assess, and measure cyber threats. It also revealed a 63% increase in no-confidence votes when it came to the ability to mitigate or prevent cyberattacks.

So, how do your peers perform audits, what are the impact of breaches, and what will IT security priorities look like in 2020?

Download our latest report to read the full results including:

  • Top security priorities and challenges for 2020
  • Insights into the frequency and focus of audits, as well as data breach detection and impact
  • Initiatives for strengthening security and achieving compliance in 2020
IBM i Security Insights for 2020