CyberEdge Group’s fifth annual Cyberthreat Defense Report provides a penetrating look at how IT security professionals perceive cyberthreats and plan to defend against them. Based on a survey of 1,200 IT security decision makers and practitioners conducted in November 2017, the report delivers countless insights that IT security teams can use to better understand how their perceptions, priorities, and security postures stack up against those of their peers. 

Notable Findings
ƒBreaches are inevitable. More than three in four organization (77.2%) were victims of at least one successful cyberattack in 2017, while nearly two-thirds (62.3%) expect to get hit again in 2018.

  • ƒ  Malware is “king of pain.” Of 11 categories of cyberthreats, malware is the greatest concern for responding organizations, followed closely by ransomware and phishing.

  • ƒ  Endpoint devices are weak links. When rating their organization’s security posture across various IT domains, respondents gave low marks to mobile devices and laptops.

  • ƒ  Threat hunting a bit off target. Less than a third of respondents are confident their organization’s investment in cyberthreat hunting solutions is sufficient.

  • ƒ  Security skills in short supply. More than four in five organizations (80.9%) are experiencing a shortfall of skilled IT security personnel, with the education (87.1%) and telecom/technology (85.1%) verticals being the hardest hit.

For more see:  CyberEdge Cyberthreat Defense Report