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About 9 in 10 CISOs say resigned employees contribute to data breaches

Over half of security leaders reported loss of sensitive data in the past 12 months.

A majority of chief information security officers (CISOs) in Singapore believe that employee turnover exacerbates the loss of sensitive data in companies.

Data from Proofpoint's Voice of the CISO showed that 87% of CISOs agree that employees leaving the organisations contributed to the data loss their respective companies have suffered in the past 12 months.

To add, CISOs also now view insider threats as a top concern, alongside cloud account compromise.

Meanwhile, the study also found that there is a rising concern amongst CISOs, with 80% saying they feel that their organisations are at risk of cyber attacks.

There are also more CISOs now who say their organisations are unprepared to cope with a targeted cyber attack (55% vs 39%).

Four in five chief information security officers (CISOs) in Singapore (80%) felt at risk of an imminent material cyber attack in 2023, a statistic higher than the global average of 68%, data from Proofpoint's Voice of the CISO report said.

The report also revealed that half of the country's cyber security leaders (55%) had to deal with sensitive data loss in the past 12 months.

Given the mounting pressure, more CISOs feel they face unreasonable job expectations (67% vs 35%). 

A majority (70%) also reported burnout in the past 12 months.

READ MORE: Study shows 60% of Singaporean firms suffering breaches costing $1.3m

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