The 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report Answers the Big Questions in Cybersecurity Today  

March 26, 2019 Arctic Wolf Networks

Want to know what 1200 of your fellow IT practitioners in 17 countries are thinking about the current state of cybersecurity? Then you’ll certainly want to get your hands on CyberEdge’s 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report.

The report lends insight into where there are gaps in your cyberthreat defenses relative to other organizations,  And lets you compare your level of IT security spending to others in the industry. Are you prepared for the challenges of emerging threats? You’ll learn one way or the other.

The sixth edition of the Cyberthreat Defense Report delves into what pain points to address as you plan out this year’s security strategy and purchase decisions. Here’s a quick summary:

  • Section 1—Current Security Posture: The percentage of organizations affected by a successful cyberattack ticked up from 77% to 78%. This occurs because many companies struggle to implement and integrate cyber hunting technologies. 84% of organizations currently experience an IT security skills shortage, up from 81% last year.
  • Section 2—Perceptions and Concerns: Malware, spear phishing, and ransomware top the list of cyberthreat concerns for the third consecutive year. IT pros can’t keep up with the growing mountains of security data. And more than half of organizations must retrain existing IT staff to tackle cloud security challenges.
  • Section 3—Current and Future Investments: Advanced security analytics with machine learning and artificial intelligence tops 2019’s most wanted list in both the security management/operations category and for all technologies in this year’s report. The middle-of-the-pack adoption rate of security information and event management (SIEM) tools is somewhat surprising but is probably reflective of similarly positioned cloud-based managed detection and response (MDR) services displacing SIEM offerings.
  • Section 4—Practices and Strategies: With so many balls in the air, it’s not surprising that nine out of 10 organizations—according to the data—turn to MSSPs to help carry the load.

 In addition, the report raises issues to consider for organizations seeking to achieve the holy grail of information security: establishing a clear, business-driven picture of their cyber risk. As a leading security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service provider for small to midsize enterprises, Arctic Wolf is a proud sponsor of this important research that helps IT organizations assess their security posture and investments. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE

Arctic Wolf’s cloud-based AWN CyberSOC™ service offers 24×7 monitoring, vulnerability assessment, threat detection, and response. It is anchored by Concierge Security™ teams who provide custom threat hunting, alerting, and analytics and reporting, enabling customers to improve their overall cyber risk posture. For more information about Arctic Wolf, visit



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