CompTIA Trends in CyberSecurity Research

Last month, CompTIA released their most recent research study, Trends in CyberSecurity for Digital Organizations. Also last month, at the BigBIG event, which I've blogged about previously, Lisa Person, Director, Member Relations for CompTIA gave a great presentation covering this new research.

With this being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, I want to share some to the highlights from the study and Lisa's presentation.

  • While the level of complete satisfaction with an organizations cybersecurity has risen in 2019, it still sits at only 45%.

  • Desktop antivirus remains the leading tool that organizations deploy to combat cybersecurity threats.

  • Email encryption is the second most deployed tool, which is great to see.

  • Cybersecurity education has become a leading focus with large and mid-size organizations leading the way and small businesses finally catching up. 75% or more provide training across the entire business.

  • This education is having a positive impact across organizations as more elements of the business are aware of cybersecurity threats.

  • Nearly 50% of respondents don't know if a data breach has taken place in their organization. More awareness is absolutely needed.

  • Cybersecurity still struggles to be a priority over other technology initiatives. It also still competes for budget dollars.

  • Human error is responsible for 52% of breaches.

It's encouraging to see the focus on cybersecurity continuing to improve across all sectors of business. More needs to be done, but the trends are moving in the right direction.

If you would like to read the full research report, click here to download a copy with my compliments.