Priming Your Digital Immune System: Cybersecurity in the Cognitive Era

The state of cybersecurity is reaching an inflection point. The number of risks and events is growing exponentially, and security operation teams are struggling to keep up with the volume. The threat landscape is changing rapidly, with the sophistication and numbers of threat variants becoming too great to stay abreast of, using traditional approaches. The repercussions of incidents and breaches are increasing, with the financial costs and risks growing rapidly. Finally, many organizations are faced with a dearth of security experts with the right skills. All of these different stresses make it difficult for organizations to maintain the healthy digital immune systems they need to protect themselves.

For this report, we surveyed 700 chief information security officers (CISOs) and other security leaders from 35 countries, representing 18 industries. Our goals were to uncover what these leaders are challenged with, what their shortcomings are and what they are doing about them. We also wanted to understand their views on cognitive security solutions — how these leaders think the solutions could help, the extent of their readiness to implement and what might be holding them back.

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