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Irvine, CA -- (February 5, 2014) – CyberEdge Group, LLC, a premier research, marketing, and publishing firm serving the security industry's top vendors and service providers, today announced immediate availability of its inaugural Cyberthreat Defense Report, the first of its type to provide a 360 degree view of organizations' security threats, response plans, processes, and investments. Surveying more than 750 security decision makers and practitioners, the report found that more than 60 percent had been breached in 2013 with a quarter of all participants citing a lack of employer investment in adequate defenses.
The Cyberthreat Defense Report is designed to compliment Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report, which effectively assesses the cyberthreat landscape and describes how threats are used to penetrate computer networks. This report, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks and several other information security vendors, provides deep insights into how IT security professionals perceive cyberthreats and what they're doing to defend against them.
The 2014 Cyberthreat Defense Report yielded dozens of insights into the challenges faced by IT security professionals today. Key findings include:
"For years, Verizon has done a tremendous job assessing the current state of the cyberthreat landscape. But aside from a few vendor-leaning reports, no independent research firm has conducted a formal study to adequately assess the perceptions of IT security practitioners and the security posture of their employer's networks. That ends today with the launch of our inaugural Cyberthreat Defense Report," said Steve Piper, CEO of CyberEdge Group, LLC. "As security professionals, it's not only important to know what threats are coming at us, but what our peers are doing about them. This report provides this level of insight in a purely unbiased way."
"As the pioneer in delivering next-generation security to address today's sophisticated cyber threats, we are pleased to sponsor CyberEdge's inaugural Cyberthreat Defense Report," says Scott Gainey, vice president of product marketing at Palo Alto Networks. "The findings include concerns about new sophisticated cyberthreats coupled with a clear sentiment that legacy point products are no longer effective. They also underscore that next-generation technology, like the Palo Alto Networks enterprise security platform with ‘closed loop' protections, can help security professionals better defend their organizations' networks."
The 2014 Cyberthreat Defense Report was designed to assess organization's security posture, gauge perceptions about cyberthreats, and ascertain future plans for improving security and reducing risk. In November 2013, over 750 IT security decision makers and practitioners representing 19 industries across North America and Europe participated in a 27-question online survey. Each participant is employed by a commercial or government entity with a minimum of 500 employees.
This report was sponsored by nine leading information security vendors, including:
The 2014 Cyberthreat Defense Report is available now through each of the report's sponsors. View the report here.
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