65% of security managers have noticed an increase in cyber attacks

Security teams and those responsible for them are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the landscape of cyber threats and attacks, according to Splunk’s State of Cybersecurity 2022 report in which some 1,200 managers and security experts from all over the world participated. In addition, the report reflects that the 65% is noticing a increase in attempted cyberattacks. This growth they perceive is an indicator of the many problems facing the cybersecurity industry, which puts a lot of pressure on members of security teams.

The main issue for businesses and organizations is the increasing relevance of ransomware cyber attacks as they have made data breaches costly and a source for data loss. 97% of security officers surveyed for the report said they have had to deal with ransomware attacks, and 35% admitted that one or more ransomware attacks caused them to lose access to data or systems.

Regardless, security teams continue to play catch-up to anticipate security issues, and 84% of organizations surveyed have developed a formal ransomware cyberattack response strategy. Of course, practically three quarters of them did it only after having uploaded an attack.

The acceleration of the digital transformation due to the pandemic, and the growth in the use of the public cloud has caused greater complexity in the attack scenario. Most organizations now use multiple public clouds, and 45% of security teams say maintaining consistency between data centers and the cloud is their top challenge. Organizations must migrate data and applications to cloud environments to fuel innovation and growth, and CISOs are under pressure to develop an approach that includes education, cross-team collaboration, and security tools to deliver a unified security posture.

Another problem that security teams have is the industry talent shortage. 85% of those who have answered the survey affirm that it has become more complicated to recruit and retain talent in the last year, and the situation is getting worse, since the requirements and skills necessary to access certain positions change from one day to the next. other. This lack of talent is having a notable impact on security teams, of which 75% say they have members who have resigned due to burnout, a trend that many worry will become persistent.

However, the security teams maintain their focus on the future, and a 67% of organizations points out that they are actively investing in technologies designed to automate complex processes. This will lead to fewer tools, fewer burnouts, and more assertive action when the unexpected happens; and it is something that both security and company management should give priority to.

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