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Research Report

2017 Threat Monitoring, Detection and Response Report

Survey Reveals New Skills, Tools and Capabilities Required to Combat Rising Insider Threats

Based on a comprehensive survey of over 410 cybersecurity professionals, the report provides a definitive snapshot into the evolving threat landscape, preventative measures, threat monitoring and data collection, threat intelligence, threat detection, incident response and recovery.

Key takeaways from the report include:

  • Cybersecurity professionals biggest concern is dealing with advanced threats in three key areas: ransomware (48%), phishing attacks (48%) and attendant data loss (47%)
  • 62% of respondents indicated that their most significant challenge was threat detection
  • Lack of budget (51%), lack of skilled personnel (49%) and lack of security awareness (49%) weighed in as the most significant obstacles facing security teams
  • 61% of respondents identified inadvertent insider breaches as a major source of concern and 54% perceived a growth in insider threats over the past year
2017