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CEOs and C-suite teams have a smorgasbord of worries to keep them awake at night, just like many of their HR department and other employees — and most of them are COVID-19 related. Only C-suite fears are scaled differently. One fear they have that most of us likely do not, is that of the company becoming the next notorious cybersecurity breach.

That’s according to a new report from global cybersecurity firm Forcepoint. Its survey of 200 CEOs and CISOs (chief information security officers) from across such industries as finance, retail, and health care, found that 76% of executives are afraid of a security breach. And this is despite the fact that 87% believe their security team can actually anticipate threats.

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C.J. Marwitz

C.J. Marwitz is a writer and editor.

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