ESG Research Report: Technology Perspectives from Cybersecurity Professionals

Executive Summary:

Report Conclusions

In late 2021 and early 2022, ESG in partnership with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) conducted a survey of 280 cybersecurity professionals focused on security processes and technologies at organizations of all sizes in industries such as technology, government, financial services, and business services, among others, spanning countries in North/Central/South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Based upon the research collected for this project, ESG and ISSA reached the following conclusions:

  • Security professionals want more industry cooperation and technology standards.
  • Organizations are actively consolidating security vendors and integrating technologies.
  • and more...
Topics: Cybersecurity ISSA

ESG Complete Survey Results: Trends in Modern Application Protection


ESG’s Complete 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 Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on how modern application environments and API usage have impacted security strategies, including the inflection point organizations have reached with traditional web application firewalls, as well as preferences for converged web application and API protection solutions.

Topics: Cybersecurity ISSA

ESG Complete Survey Results: ESG/ISSA Cybersecurity Process and Technology Survey


ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada), Western Europe, Central/South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia between December 20, 2021 and December 31, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be information security managers, chief information officers, IT senior executives, IT managers/directors, or general IT staff responsible for information security and other comparable titles.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on cybersecurity technology purchase trends, including the current threat landscape’s impact on strategies and subsequent buying decisions, efforts to consolidate vendors and products, the appetite for cybersecurity platforms, and cybersecurity process integration with DevOps practices.

Topics: Cybersecurity ISSA