Cybersecurity might be the focus area for enterprises in India, yet they are far from being prepared. The findings of Cisco’s Cybersecurity Readiness Index stated that only 24% of organisations in India have the ‘mature’ level of readiness needed to be resilient against today’s modern cybersecurity risks. Cisco had classified the companies into four stages of increasing readiness: Beginner, Formative, Progressive and Mature. Beginner was for companies in the initial stages of deployment of solutions and Mature meant those who have achieved advanced stages of deployment and are most ready to address security risks.
While the 24% India scored in terms of maturity might seem low, it is still higher than the global average of 15%. However, about 38% of companies in India fall into the Beginner or Formative stages. But all these numbers still indicate very low preparedness.