2016 Cyberthreat Defense Report – CyberEdge Group

“The effectiveness and value of traditional endpoint security solutions, especially those that rely on signature-based detection mechanisms, have been in question for some time. However, with advanced malware now featuring countless tricks – such as polymorphism, active sandbox deception, and the ability to erase all traces of its presence after striking – the answer is clearly in.”

“Specifically, our data shows that a whopping 86.1% of respondent organizations are not satisfied with their current endpoint protection software (see Figure 26). This figure is up from 67.3% last year, and is most pronounced for respondents from Japan (93.2%) and the telecom/technology (90.8%) and retail sectors (90.3%).”

“Although respondents from Germany (76.2%) and the government (75.4%) and education verticals (77.4%) expressed the least amount of interest in making a change, it’s still pretty clear that they, too, are not exactly satisfied with the status quo.”

“Finally, among organizations reported to be looking for something new, there is roughly a 50:50 split between those intending to replace their incumbent endpoint protection solution and those merely looking to augment it. Any way you cut it, however, these results point to a segment of the security market on the verge of revolution – one where incumbent providers are far from safe as so-called next-generation endpoint security solutions are poised to grab a significant piece of the pie.”

“On the positive side of the ledger, anecdotal evidence indicates that cyber-security is now a board-level topic/concern for more organizations than at any time in the past. The fact that security budgets are both healthy and growing is also an encouraging sign (see Figures 1 and 23). Having additional funding at their disposal should enable enterprise security teams not only to fll known gaps in their organization’s defenses, but also to start getting ahead in the game.”

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2016-08-26T22:04:20+00:00August 26th, 2016|