Cyberthreat Defense Report

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About This Report

Register now to download CyberEdge’s seventh-annual Cyberthreat Defense Report – a comprehensive review of the perceptions of 1,200 IT security professionals representing 17 countries and 19 industries. Key insights from this year’s report include:

  • A record 81% of respondents’ networks were breached last year
  • A record 62% were comprised by ransomware and most paid the ransom
  • 13% of a typical enterprise IT budget is spent on security
  • Four in five security pros prefer products that feature ML and AI technology
  • Malware, spear-phishing, and ransomware cause the most headaches
  • ‘Detection of rogue insiders’ is rated as the most-challenging IT security function
  • ‘Lack of skilled personnel’ and ‘low security awareness’ are this year’s top inhibitors to IT security’s success
  • ‘Containerization / micro-virtualization’ is the most-wanted security technology for 2020
2020 CDR About This Report


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Survey Demographics

  • 1,200 security professionals
  • 500+ employees
  • 17 countries
  • 19 industries
  • Key Industries


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

Countries Represented

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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Acceptable Use Policy

CyberEdge Group, LLC (“CyberEdge”) encourages third-party organizations to incorporate textual and graphical elements of the Cyberthreat Defense Report into presentations, reports, website content, product collateral, and other marketing communications without seeking explicit written permission from CyberEdge, provided such organizations adhere to this acceptable use policy. The following rules apply to referencing textual and/or graphical elements of this report:

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