The complexity of more cybersecurity tools

In the challenging cybersecurity landscape of today, there is an over-abundance of cybersecurity tools. As the number of breaches proliferated, so have the solutions and technologies designed to stop them.

According to new findings, organizations are deploying on average:

  • Small business: 15 and 20 security tools
  • Medium-sized businesses: 50 to 60 security tools
  • Enterprises: over 130 tools security tools

As reported by Gartner, a Global Cybersecurity spending will exceed $124B this year!

The state of cybersecurity is not getting better, even though we are investing more than ever on new technologies and solutions.

  • More than 50% of IT experts have no confidence in their organization’s capabilities to stop data breaches using its current security portfolio
  • Only 41% of IT experts believe that their IT security team is effective in identifying and closing IT security gaps
  • 75% of IT experts state their IT security team is incapable of responding to security incidents within 1 day

Regardless of the recent statistics, the cybersecurity state of most organizations has become more and more complex due to the proliferation of tools. More security tools mean:

  • more misconfigurations
  • more misfunctioning and patch management issues
  • more privileges and password management issues
  • more risk to your cybersecurity

Sorry to sound like Ned Stark, but Winter is coming, and Ransomware is getting smarter!

To improve your organization’s cybersecurity, you don’t need to invest endlessly in new security tools. 80% of data breaches can be prevented with basic actions, such as vulnerability assessments, patching and proper configuration (read more about Cyber Observer’s Continuous Tools Status here).

Organizations that continuously monitoring their Tools status will be the most cyber-resilient, ready to mitigate and defend against more attacks.

Although the reality is challenging, and a future is not promising to be better in terms of cybersecurity threats and malicious attacks, we are here to address your challenges and to help you understand your threat landscape.