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Cybersecurity Quarterly Survey, Q1 2022

Cybersecurity Quarterly Survey, Q1 2022

This quarterly survey will track the state of cybersecurity through 2022. Benchmark your cybersecurity initiatives against peers in Q1, 2022.

Is your current role directly related to cybersecurity?

89%Yes
8%No
2%Unsure
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569 responses

What cybersecurity projects are you focussing on this quarter? (Select all that apply)

45%Evaluating current cybersecurity tools/initiatives
33%Selling cybersecurity to the business (i.e., convincing business stakeholders and the board that cybersecurity is a business risk)
49%Implementing new tools/initiatives
56%Ensuring governance and compliance standards
22%Hiring for cybersecurity roles
21%Cultural overhaul (e.g., moving towards a DevSecOps culture)
23%Talent management (e.g., upskilling or retaining current team)
34%Enabling secure hybrid/flexible work infrastructure
12%Addressing ongoing disruption caused by a breach
23%Auditing network/assets for known vulnerabilities
25%End-user cybersecurity training/initiatives
18%Researching/exploring emerging cybersecurity technologies
13%Migrating cybersecurity to the cloud
11%Outsourcing cybersecurity
4%Bringing cybersecurity in-house
1%None of these
0%Other
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549 responses

Were you satisfied with the progress made on your cybersecurity goals in the last quarter?

9%Too early to tell
34%Very satisfied
44%Moderately satisfied
9%Neutral
4%Moderately dissatisfied
0%Very dissatisfied
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496 responses

Do you feel your cybersecurity budget is adequate to make progress on your cybersecurity projects this quarter?

7%The budget provides more than adequate coverage
46%The budget provides adequate coverage
23%The budget is stretched
15%The budget is slightly below what’s required
7%The budget is inadequate to achieve our goals
2%Not sure
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475 responses

Has your organization been affected by a cybersecurity breach in any of the following ways this quarter? (Select all that apply)

10%We’ve experienced a ransomware attack
25%We’ve experienced service disruption due to malicious activity on our network
33%We’ve detected malicious activity on our network but service has been unaffected
25%We use tools that have been targeted in software supply chain attacks but we patched before an issue was detected
10%We use tools that have been targeted in software supply chain attacks and our service was disrupted as a result
30%No
3%Not sure
9%Prefer not to disclose
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465 responses

Has the frequency of cybersecurity incidents at your organization changed compared to the last quarter?

5%Significant increase
46%Moderate increase
43%No change
3%Moderate decrease
1%Significant decrease
2%Not sure
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458 responses

Are you satisfied with your organization’s current cybersecurity posture?

10%Very satisfied
62%Moderately satisfied
18%Neutral
9%Moderately dissatisfied
1%Very dissatisfied
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458 responses

Are you focussing on adding or enhancing any of the following cybersecurity measures this quarter? (Select all that apply)

48%Access management (including IAM, PAM, zero trust etc.)
55%Endpoint security
45%Network security
14%Hardware
33%Penetration tests/red teaming
44%Data security
31%Disaster recovery
9%Deception technology
32%Firewalls (e.g., web application firewalls, network firewalls)
34%Security event logging/insights (e.g., SIEM)
13%Cybersecurity mesh strategy
3%None of these
0%Other
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457 responses

What are your top cybersecurity challenges this quarter? (Select all that apply)

45%Integrating new tools with legacy tech/systems
53%Talent gaps (e.g., headcount, skills gaps)
24%Cultural resistance to change within direct team
25%Cultural resistance to change within organizational leadership
31%Budget restrictions
37%End-user cybersecurity hygiene (i.e., poor password practices, failed phishing tests etc.)
12%Government cybersecurity mandates
15%Increasing frequency of cybersecurity incidents
8%Supply chain shortages (e.g., procuring hardware)
6%Attack disruption
15%Bandwidth limitations (too much work for team to handle)
10%Rising costs
10%Lack of coherent cybersecurity strategy
6%Lack of leadership
2%None of these
0%Other
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457 responses

To what extent do you agree with the following: “I am confident I will achieve my cybersecurity goals this quarter.”

6%Strongly agree
64%Agree
23%Neutral
6%Disagree
0%Strongly disagree
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457 responses