In 2019, FireEye worked with KANTAR, an independent market research organization to perform a large-scale cyber security research initiative involving over 800 senior executives from North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (France, Germany and the UK) and Asia (China, Japan and South Korea). The goal of this initiative was to identify trends impacting cyber security decisions, the top cyber security priorities for 2020 and beyond, the focus of risk mitigation strategies, and to highlight the overall beliefs and perceptions held by senior executives regarding the state of the cyber threat landscape and how the cyber security industry, governments and regulatory agencies are responding to their needs.
Organizations’ increased focus on cloud, business risk and data privacy, combined with election security concerns and the rise of deception are driving a more holistic approach to cybersecurity and the need for security effectiveness measurement. Over the past few years, organizations have faced a growing challenge: while they have increased spending on cybersecurity infrastructure, the threat of attacks and breaches has continued to escalate at unprecedented speed. This conundrum is driving the need for business executives and security professionals to work in closer alignment to holistically address issues around cloud security, business risk and data privacy, as well as validate that security controls are offering necessary protection of critical assets, according to executives from security instrumentation provider Verodin.