Findings from the Global Digital Trust Insights 2021 survey of 3,249 business and technology executives around the world conducted by PwC on what’s changing and what’s next in cybersecurity.

No longer technology-focused—although tech is very much in the picture—security leaders are working closely with business teams to strengthen and increase the resilience of the organization as a whole. As a result, cyber is leveling the playing field with attackers, pushing back and fending off as never before.

Key findings:

  • 55% of technology and security executives in our Global DTI 2021 survey plan to increase their cybersecurity budgets, with 51% adding full-time cyber staff in 2021 — even as most (64%) executives expect business revenues to decline. Clearly, cybersecurity is more business-critical than ever before. 50% say that cyber and privacy will be baked into every business decision or plan.
  • More than half (51%) of executives in our Global DTI 2021 survey say they plan to add full-time cybersecurity personnel over the next year. More than one-fifth (22%) will increase their staffing by 5% or more.
  • 72% can strengthen cybersecurity posture while containing costs.
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