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2020 Cyberthreat Defense Report findings show a rise in Zero Trust

The CyberEdge Group has published its seventh annual Cyberthreat Defense Report in partnership with Gigamon. The in-depth report reveals how IT security professionals perceive the security posture of their organizations, the challenges they face in establishing effective cyber threat defences / defenses, and the plans they have to overcome these challenges.

Key highlights from the report around security and network visibility include:

  • Putting trust in Zero Trust. Of those organizations that have not started assembling a zero-trust network architecture, 67 percent plan to get started in 2020.
  • Decryption deficit. Surprisingly, only a third (35 percent) of SSL/TLS-encrypted web traffic is decrypted for inspection by network security devices, opening the door to undetectable encrypted cyber threats and associated data exfiltration.
  • Training and certification in demand. The vast majority of IT security professionals (87 percent) who have not received formal training would welcome it. Two-thirds (67 percent) of IT security professionals who have not yet achieved a security professional certification plan to get started in 2020.
  • Security’s slice of the IT budget pie. On average, IT security consumes 12.8 percent of the overall IT budget, up from 12.5 percent and 12.1 percent in the preceding two years.

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