Second Annual CISO Research Report on Challenges and Buying Trends: A Focus on Optimization

Get the latest data on CISO decision-making when it comes to what and how they’re buying cybersecurity products and services.  
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Understanding the challenges faced by chief information security officers (CISOs) and IT decision-makers (ITDMs) is critical for businesses looking to strengthen their cybersecurity posture, stay competitive and ensure regulatory compliance.  

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CISOs/ITDMs continue to be most occupied with business, IT and security program strategy

Security program must-haves include:
  1. Monitoring, detecting and responding to threats 24/7
  2. Overall security program improvements
  3. Technology optimization and integrations to ensure the best use of existing technology 
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CISOs generally feel confident about their cybersecurity programs and strategy, but challenges persist. Top challenges include:

  1. Adapting to the ever-evolving cybersecurity environment 
  2. Attracting and retaining highly skilled cybersecurity talent 
  3. Educating end-users to avoid attacks 
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Despite recent economic trends, 58% percent of CISOs and ITDMs said their budgets had increased, and of those, 42% said they have plans to increase their budgets even more.

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