ESG Master Survey Results: The State of Data Privacy, Compliance, and Data Security

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of business and technology professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 17, 2021 and June 28, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be business and technology professionals responsible for their organization’s programs for data privacy, compliance, and data security.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the technologies and processes in place to support compliance and data privacy programs, as well as what organizations are doing to secure their data regardless of where it resides.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: The State of Data Security 2021

Abstract:

Data security is changing dramatically as organizations are rapidly expanding the use of SaaS-based applications, public cloud services (IaaS/PaaS), data analytics platforms, and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) workloads. The threat landscape saw a reemergence of ransomware attacks (and payouts) against every industry, and data breach disclosures are the highest recorded. Meanwhile, new consumer privacy protection acts are imposing stronger financial penalties, and the cybersecurity insurance/reinsurance marketplace is rethinking policies, premiums, and coverage limits.

Topics: Cybersecurity cloud security

ESG Brief: The State of Data Privacy and Compliance

Abstract:

Much of the data economy about individuals being amassed in our digital world is subject to consumer data privacy regulations and controls; yet on a near-daily basis, sensitive data is shared, lost, leaked, and breached in organizations. ESG recently completed research to uncover how organizations view the state of data privacy and compliance and how navigating these regulations affects their programs, teams, spending, and the maturity of privacy-enhancing and data security technologies.

Topics: Cybersecurity data management

ESG Infographic: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021

Abstract:

The cybersecurity skills shortage continues with no end in sight, but collaborative research between ESG and ISSA suggests that organizations could and should be doing more to address it.

See the data behind these trends and more with this infographic.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Research Report: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2021 Volume V

Abstract:

In early 2021, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) conducted the fifth annual research project focused on the lives and experiences of cybersecurity professionals. This year’s report is based on data from a global survey of 489 cybersecurity professionals.

The cybersecurity skills gap discussion has been going on for over 10 years, and the data gathered for this project confirms that there has been no significant progress toward a solution to this problem during the five years it has been closely researched. The skills crisis has impacted over half (57%) of organizations. The top ramifications of the skills shortage include an increasing workload (62%), unfilled open job requisitions (38%), and high burnout among staff (38%). Further, 95% of respondents state the cybersecurity skills shortage and its associated impacts have not improved over the past few years while 44% say it has only gotten worse.

To download a complimentary copy of this report, please visit https://www.esg-global.com/esg-issa-research-report-2021.

Topics: Cybersecurity cybersecurity skills shortage

ESG Infographic: The Maturation of Cloud-native Security

Abstract:

Cloud-native applications now serve critical front-, middle-, and back-office business operations.

Find out how factors like container use, a diverse threat model, and shifts in approaches are affecting the market with this infographic. 

Topics: Cybersecurity

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

Abstract:

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 Brief: Organizational Considerations Weigh Heavily on Zero Trust Success

Abstract:

The breadth of zero trust inherently requires a variety of teams to collaborate effectively for implementations to be successful. Given this, it is unsurprising that organizational issues are the most common reason cited for projects being paused or abandoned. Effective communications channels, clarity of roles and responsibilities, and alignment of goals and success metrics are all important aspects of a zero trust strategy.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Master Survey Results: The State of Zero Trust Security Strategies

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the factors influencing zero trust initiatives, how decision makers are prioritizing purchasing decisions, and which specific technologies and products are being deployed to support zero trust strategies.

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT and cybersecurity professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between December 8, 2020 and December 22, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be cybersecurity or IT/information security professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing security technology products and services in support of zero trust security initiatives.

Topics: Cybersecurity