ESG Master Survey Results: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of information security and IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada), Europe, Asia, Central/South America, and Africa between March 1, 2021 and April 7, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be information security and IT professionals from ISSA’s member list.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the lives and experiences of cybersecurity professionals, including performance assessments of their cybersecurity leaders, as well as suggestions for what organizations can do to help cybersecurity professionals succeed.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: AI Adoption Trends

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While AI is still considered nascent, the impact it is having on organizations that are embracing it early and often is profound. This serves as a key component to why organizations continue placing bets on AI. Even as skills gaps remain when it comes to incorporating AI into the business, organizations simply cannot afford to wait in adopting the technology as they risk being disrupted by the competition using AI today. With the rise of AI tools that simplify and automate several, if not all aspects of the AI lifecycle, expect adoption of AI to continue exploding for years to come.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: Gaining Value from AI

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Organizations continue to prioritize AI investments with a goal of achieving a more data-centric future. While business objectives point to several areas where AI can help improve businesses both internally and externally, time to value continues to be scrutinized as organizations make massive investments in people, processes, and technology in support of AI initiatives. Opportunities to reduce time to value continue to pave the way for AI technology vendors that can help simplify the adoption and use of AI technology to support a growing number of use cases throughout the business.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: Operationalizing AI: Time, Infrastructure Considerations, and Data Drift

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Though the cyclical AI lifecycle is riddled with complexity, the last mile of AI is proving to be the greatest challenge for organizations in their quest to leverage AI. Between diverse and distributed application environments, the rate at which growing data sets change and create data drift, and the dynamic needs of the business, several contributing factors lead to organizations suffering from AI deployment challenges. Both new and mature businesses leveraging AI continue to prioritize opportunities to simplify the last mile of AI—deploying AI into production—with a goal of reducing the amount of time it takes to get from trained model to production. This has paved the way for the emergence of technology to better enable businesses to deploy, track, manage, and iterate on a growing number of ML models in production environments.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Brief: The State of Data Lakes

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As organizations strive to utilize more data, data lakes are increasingly becoming an attractive option with limitless potential. Data lakes enable organizations to unite disparate data silos and make data more accessible across the business by serving as a centralized repository or collection of data, regardless of shape, speed, or size. Organizations can then leverage a data lake to feed other data-centric tools or utilize tools that sit on top of a data lake to work with the data in-place, such as query optimization solutions that can minimize data movement while enabling improved processing and analysis. And the economic advantages cannot be understated as organizations increasingly leverage cost-effective cloud storage and minimize operating costs through the consolidation of infrastructures silos.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Master Survey Results: The Maturation of Cloud-native Security - Securing Modern Apps and Infrastructure

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ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT security professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between December 7, 2020 and December 26, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT/information security professionals responsible for evaluating or purchasing cloud security technology products and services.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the current and future composition and environments of cloud-native apps and infrastructure, including the security problem space with respect to operational challenges and the threat landscape.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Infographic: The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies

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Cloud-based data protection is the new norm according to recent ESG research, but many IT professionals are misinformed about the data protection levels SaaS solutions provide—leading to risk.
 
See the data behind these trends and more with this infographic.
 
Topics: Data Protection

ESG Master Survey Results: 2021 Data Protection Cloud Strategies

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ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between January 22, 2021 and January 31, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals responsible for data protection technology decisions for their organization.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding cloud data protection challenges, plans, and strategies by probing how organizations are protecting data in the cloud, as well as how they are leveraging cloud services to protect data to the cloud.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies

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The broad adoption of public cloud services as a source and repository of business-critical data is placing the onus on data owners to deliver on data protection SLAs of applications, and their associated data, that are cloud-resident. Many users are confused about what exact data protection levels public cloud infrastructure and SaaS solutions provide, leading to potential data loss and compliance risks. Concurrently, on-premises backup and disaster recovery strategies are increasingly leveraging cloud destinations, resulting in hybrid data protection topologies with varying degrees of service levels and end-user tradeoffs and opportunities. How do IT organizations utilize cloud services as part of their data protection strategy today?

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Digital Workspace Strategies in an Increasingly Remote Worker World

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This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the state of hosted desktop strategies, and specifically how they have been impacted by COVID-19 and subsequent remote work mandates.

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) and Western Europe (UK, France, and Germany) between December 1, 2020 and December 11, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT decision makers responsible for the purchase process for productivity applications and endpoint devices including VDI/DRaaS.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility Digital Workspace