Kaspersky : CISO Can Help Products Innovation in Enterprise To Succeed Better

Date : 16-Oct-2020
Location: Global


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Key Takeaways:

  • According to new research commissioned by Kaspersky, 95% of heads of innovations in enterprises globally admit that their projects often fail before they are launched. Many of these innovations don’t even make it past development stage (36%).
  • A lack of cooperation with IT Security departments also increases the likelihood - 74% agree that inability to adapt projects to strict cybersecurity rules will lead to failure.
  • More than half (54%) believing that IT security policy in their company stifles innovation.


  • Alexander Moiseev, Chief Business Officer at Kaspersky,said,there should be mindset change with regards to the attitude towards the believe that IT security policy stifles innovation;the solution is to include a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) early in the process of products innovation.
  • Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky,said,in order to develop forward-thinking products and services,enterprises must learn the formula of digital society.

Alexander Moiseev,Kaspersky Stephan Neumeier,Kaspersky
Alexander Moiseev,Kaspersky
Stephan Neumeier,Kaspersky


  • In the study, 304 senior decision makers with an involvement in innovation, working in Europe, MEA, APAC, LATAM, North America and CIS were surveyed online in July 2020.
  • For most enterprises, the main reason for unsuccessful innovation is the lack of a clear plan and structure in place, with one-fifth (19%) of respondents agreeing with this. 
  • It means that the ability to execute is as important as coming up with a brilliant idea, in order to transform a valuable insight into a profitable and plausible solution. 
  • Once the roadmap is established, it is also worth regularly reviewing it to keep up with competitor activity, market trends and industry fluctuations.
  • In APAC region, the results are a tad higher, with 98% of projects failure and 40% did not go past development stage.

Best Practices:

  • To include a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) early in the process of products innovation to increase the chances of success.
  • To learn formula of digital society as the key ingredient of forward-thinking products and services.

Case Studies:

Many products developed by enterprise failed; examples are Nintendo’s Virtual Boy game console that was designed to incorporate VR and the Nike FuelBand fitness tracker are both high profile.

Editor's Comments:

  • Most product innovation projects only pay attention to timeline and budget, where project managers have more authority in decision makings over solution architect.
  • The failure to keep up with market dynamics, and the absent of agile software development practice are key factors where the end products often failed to live up to expectations.

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