Independent Study Uncovers Biggest Security Challenge Companies Face

However, the complexity of today’s IT infrastructures and the heterogeneity of enterprise security tools make it difficult for security pros to protect their environments. In fact, 97% experience challenges with their tools because they take a traditional reactive approach to fighting cybersecurity threats. When asked about the biggest challenges that they face with the security tools, the top responses include:


This has led to a disparity between appearance and reality, whereby security decision makers are being given a false state of confidence. 86% are confident or very confident they have no gaps in their security controls deployed across devices, applications, people, and data.


Currently security leaders employ a variety of tools and technologies to identify risks and test the effectiveness of their security controls. As a result, security leaders are left with point-in-time assessments that require them to cobble together data from disparate systems to truly understand the organization’s security posture. This approach is reactive, labor-intensive, and insufficient in scale.


The study surveyed over 250 senior security decision makers in North America and Europe. Participants included CISO, CIO, IT and security VPs from organizations ranging from 3,000 to over 25,000 employees.


NEW YORK and LONDON, Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Panaseer, the first Continuous Controls Monitoring platform for enterprise cybersecurity, today released the results of a July 2019 study conducted by Forrester Consulting titled “Cybersecurity Requires Controls Monitoring To Ensure Complete Asset Protection.” The findings reveal that the key challenge facing security leaders and putting their organisations at risk of breach is misplaced confidence that the abundance of technology investments they have made has strengthened their security posture.