2020 COVID-19 IMPACT REPORT

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Register now to download CyberEdge’s report so you can benchmark your IT security organization against your peers with regard to how the pandemic has affected personnel, cyber risks, budgets, and spending priorities. Last August, CyberEdge surveyed 600 enterprise IT security professionals. Key insights include:

  • 54% of enterprises have increased their existing 2020 IT security budgets by an average of 5%
  • IT security budgets are projected to increase by 7% next year
  • 75% have increased preference for cloud-based security solutions
  • The typical remote workforce has increased by 114%
  • Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy adoption has increased by 59%
  • The top-three pandemic challenges are an increased volume of threats, insufficient remote access, and increased risks due to unmanaged devices
  • The top-three pandemic-fueled technology investments are cloud-based secure web gateway (SWG), cloud-based next-generation firewall (NGFW), and cloud-based secure email gateway (SEG)

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Survey Demographics

  • 600 IT security professionals
  • 1,000+ employees
  • 7 countries
  • 19 industries

Key Industries

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Telecom
  • Utilities

Countries Represented

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Japan

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