Survey Report

IT Leaders Have Misplaced Confidence in Their Security Tools

While almost 80% of leaders are confident they’ve selected the right security tools, almost two thirds are worried that their architecture isn’t resilient. This can be explained, in part, by an acknowledged difficulty in prioritizing security issues and a cybersecurity skills gap/labor shortage.

The most notable result was the impact of threat modeling. Leaders in enterprises that have incorporated threat modeling not only perceived an increase in efficiency and effectiveness of their tools (+15%), but also felt their architectures are more secure (+10%) as a result of discovering defects sooner in the SDLC

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Most IT Leaders Have Confidence in their Security Tool Selection

 All IT leaders understand the importance of having a resilient system architecture. To that end, they vary on their execution based largely on their perceived priorities and available resources. They use these factors to drive their investment in different tools and methodologies. With all the variations, the one common theme running through the survey results is that a majority of IT leaders are confident in the tools they’ve selected to keep their architecture secure. More than 70% agree or strongly agree their current SDLC tools and processes efficiently and effectively detect vulnerabilities.