A new survey has found that CEOs and other top executives see cybersecurity as a major concern, yet 72 percent of those who voiced that concern do not prioritize investments in both technology and in their response to incidents.
The Deloitte Business Confidence Report also found that 61 percent of the C-level executives are very confident in the ability of those who directly report to them to meet business goals in the next 12 months. But 52 percent say those subordinates do not have the skills to advance to the C-suite.
Next generation C-suite executives had even less confidence in their own skills and those of their employees. Forty-nine percent said they did not have the resources to advance in their careers, and 59 percent said their direct subordinates lack the skills to become leaders of the organization.
Deloitte surveyed 300 C-suite level executives and another 300 executives that it identified as future C-suite executives. The second group ranged from age 33 to 48 and were employed as senior vice president or executive vice president or the equivalent at U.S. companies with 1,000 or more employees.