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Cynet Survey of 1, 536 IT Security Decision Makers Reveals 2020 Priorities

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Report Reveals Key Considerations that Security Decision Makers Should Take into Account when Developing Breach Protection Plans for 2020

Cynet today announced the State of Breach Protection 2020 Report which reveals several Cybersecurity findings. One of the key insights is that most organizations are prioritizing advanced protection projects in 2020 and proactive protection is highly regarded by enterprise security professionals. The complete report is available at https://www.cynet.com/resources/?tax=surveys.

The State of Breach Protection 2020 Report is based on a December 2019 poll of 1,536 cybersecurity professionals to better understand the common practices, prioritizations and preferences within organizations with respect to protecting against breaches. Based on the results of the poll, there is a clear inclination within organizations to deploy advanced breach protection on top of standard anti-virus, firewall and email protection platforms.

The key topics addressed in the report include what security professionals consider the top cyber risks, what security products these professionals have in place, the role of security services within the organization security stack, the need to consolidate the breach protection stacks and environment IT architecture, focusing on the cloud/on-premise balance. Key findings in the report include:

• The lack of cybersecurity platform consolidation is a major inhibitor against protection: Challenges of maintaining a multi-product security stack (especially in advanced security product groups) are stated as both the main obstacle in reaching the desired protection level, as well as an argument for not purchasing additional required security products.
• Response orchestration beats automation: While a significant number of the organizations polled orchestrate their IR operations from a centralized interface, only a small part introduce automation to their remediation workflows.
• Organizations have mixed feelings regarding security outsourcing: While the security skill gap compels organizations to outsource the more advanced portion of their security operations, there is still a strong inclination to keep things in-house, especially in regards to active attack remediation in their environment.
• Tier 1 security solutions typically center on four product categories that comprise a security standard for the majority of organizations: Firewall, AV, email protection and vulnerability management are the de-facto common practices and can be regarded as baseline solutions implemented by the majority of cybersecurity professionals.
• Deployment is the Achilles heel of endpoint protection: Only a small portion of organizations report that they deploy EDR/EPP on more than 85% of their endpoints with no deployment or maintenance issues. As in many cases, EDR/EPP is regarded as the main direction against advanced attacks. This is an alarming figure.

“The underlying theme of this report is the issue of cyber technology consolidation,” said Eyal Gruner, Founder & CEO of Cynet. “While lack of consolidation is a dominant practice, most organizations view it as a core problem that must be solved. Cynet 360 is the world’s first Autonomous Breach Protection Platform that consolidates and automates endpoint, network and user protection across the full security lifecycle: proactive monitoring and control, attack prevention and detection, and response orchestration.”

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