ESG Brief: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

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The ESG cybersecurity analyst team got together recently to discuss our top predictions for 2020. This brief details our predictions in three categories: threats, technology, and the cybersecurity community (i.e., cybersecurity professionals and the industry at large).

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Master Survey Results: Cybersecurity Services Trends

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This cybersecurity market data covers:

  • The cybersecurity services landscape
  • Recent services engagements
  • Purchase processes and considerations
Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Managed DNS Security Services Finally Step Up

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Malware, phishing, and data theft occur through domain name system (DNS) lookups. DNS security (DNSSEC) is well understood for the secure resolution of these lookups. Managed DNS services using the DNS threat vector for visibility and controls are becoming a desired offering. In a recent ESG survey on cybersecurity services, respondents selected DNS security services as one of the top services engaged in the last 12-18 months. Respondents also called out the need for managed security service providers (MSSPs) to provide DNS security in their offerings.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Email Security Reemerges as a Top Priority

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With continued, persistent phishing attacks affecting organizations of all sizes across all industries, a resurgence of investment in email security solutions is occurring. As organizations shift their email strategies to cloud-delivered providers, most falsely believe that these providers offer comprehensive email security controls. Traditional secure email gateways are no longer sufficient to protect organizations against modern email attack techniques. Third-party email security controls will be required to effectively secure organizations utilizing cloud-delivered email services against modern, sophisticated, email-borne attacks.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Key Attributes of a Network Traffic Analysis Solution

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Network traffic analysis (NTA) solutions have seen broad adoption across the industry as part of a holistic threat detection and response (TDR) program. There is general agreement regarding some of the core capabilities required in an NTA solution, but some disagreement around others. Analytics and threat intelligence integrations are essential components of any NTA solution. However, there is less clarity around managed services as they relate to NTA solutions.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Master Survey Results: Application and Email Security Trends

Abstract:

ESG’s Master Survey Results provide the complete output of syndicated research surveys in graphical format. In addition to the data, these documents provide background information on the survey, including respondent profiles at an individual and organizational level. It is important to note that these documents do not contain analysis of the data.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the current processes for and technology approaches to securing business applications and email messaging platforms.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection

ESG Brief: Sophos Acquires Rook Security to Round Out Managed Detection and Response Offering

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Sophos announced that it acquired Rook Security and entered the managed detection and response (MDR) market. Channel consideration was of paramount concern in the go-to-market strategy. Sophos’ entrance into MDR will help address a growing requirement in its customer base. Sophos must execute integration, customer retention, and partner success in lock step to achieve its “cybersecurity evolved” goal of creating “an intelligent, integrated system.”

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Insight Partners Acquires Recorded Future

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Insight Partners announced on May 30, 2019 that it will acquire Recorded Future for $780M. In a broad market of threat intelligence competitors, Recorded Future shines brightly because of its “all-source” approach. ESG fully expects Recorded Future to expand geographically and continue broadening integrations and partnerships. It must also protect its existing relationships as it grows to the next level.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Risk Management Services

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Risk management services have existed for a long time but have traditionally focused more on business risk generally than security risk specifically. As corporate directors, boards, and executives see more damage done from cyber-attacks, the risk conversation has escalated. But performing cyber risk assessments is hard given architectural complexities, the migration to cloud, and the ever-advancing adversary.

Topics: Cybersecurity cyber risk management

ESG Master Survey Results: The Threat Detection and Response Landscape

Abstract:

ESG’s Master Survey Results provide the complete output of syndicated research surveys in graphical format. In addition to the data, these documents provide background information on the survey, including respondent profiles at an individual and organizational level. It is important to note that these documents do not contain analysis of the data.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the current people, process, and technology approaches to threat detection and response, specifically in the areas of endpoint detection and response, network traffic analysis, and managed detection and response.

Topics: Cybersecurity