What improvements are you seeing in cybersecurity tools?

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CISO in Software, 51 - 200 employees
We're not doing a great job as an industry when it comes to tools. We have a million security tools and things are changing very slowly and incrementally. We had MPLS at one point but that turned into SD-WAN, which turned into SASE. All SASE is just SD-WAN with some security features or plugins added.

The tools are repackaged based on all these marketing terms, even zero trust. There are companies that started out as cloud access security brokers (CASB) and then, as they followed the buzzwords, they became identity companies and then SASE companies because that's what everybody's after. There are a bunch of companies like that.
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Sr. Director of Enterprise Security in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees

Let's be honest, if you're a security company that’s not branding itself as zero trust right now, you're missing out on a lot of money.

Senior Director of Engineering in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
I'm actually not seeing much.
We continue to see that the majority of the attacks use social (e.g. messages and phone scams) and I believe that because of that the industry is neglecting (or at least not focusing enough) on threats like penetrating systems by brute force, back doors, etc.
Taking into consideration the current tensions between a few countries, cyber threats are stronger than ever.
The industry really needs to evolve fast.
CEO, Founder in Software, 11 - 50 employees
I feel cybersecurity tools are becoming more and more accessible as time goes on.

We saw this in firewalls, which moved from hardware to difficult-to-configure software and then integrated into the operating systems everyone uses. Later a similar evolution happened to password managers.

Some central tools, such as advanced tracker blocking (think Pi-hole) or Multi-Factor Authentication, are still too advanced and cumbersome for the general population to effectively use. I'm sure this will change and quite soon.
Group Chief Information Officer in Construction, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
The more human being life digitalized (social, work , finance, Metaverse, NFTs,...) the more critical cybersecurity became.

Though the tools are improving constantly and we are seeing the AI/Machine learning playing big role in addition to hashing  and blockchain cybersecurity, however i believe the issues are on lake of talent and user behaviors
Director, SRE & Global Cloud Operations in Telecommunication, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
As with most industries, there is usually a company (or more) that will fill a security need with a tool. As such, we are provided with a potential software solution for that need but often end up with a cluttered landscape of tool sprawl. Cybersecurity is no different. 
CTO in Transportation, 11 - 50 employees
We are seeing some promising advances on AI to predict and detect threads. But as the other commenters suggested there is still a lot of fragmentation and buzzwords thrown around that does a disservice when it comes to improve security on our industry.
SVP, IT Enterprise Architect in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Tools are doing a better job of correlating data and highlighting potential zero-day threats.  That being said, I believe consolidating these tools to make it easier for security teams is essential.  They are already stretched thin and many tools aren't being used to their full potential because of all the noise.
Director of IT in Healthcare and Biotech, 501 - 1,000 employees
I think the tools themselves are advancing (albeit seemingly a half-step behind) in trying to keep up with the latest threats. The main issue I think is finding one master application that can effectively incorporate all aspects of cybersecurity needs, instead of having to have a vast portfolio of separate applications that do a few things very well. In essence, the one ring to rule them all.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Software, 2 - 10 employees
finding the balance between usability and security is a major issue. The race against the attackers is ever present and the 'tools' barely seem to be able to keep up. There seems to be a greater interest in keeping up with the buzz words rather than the fight!

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