Security hygiene and posture management has become increasingly difficult because of factors like a growing attack surface, the increased use of cloud computing, and the need to support a remote workforce. These factors can create security vulnerabilities that lead directly to cyber attacks.
Fortunately, organizations are prioritizing spending on security hygiene and posture management, focusing on areas like continuous security testing, process automation, and increasing staff.
To gain insight into these trends, TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) surveyed 383 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) who are responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and utilizing products and services for security hygiene and posture management. Some areas of responsibility include vulnerability management, asset management, attack surface management, and security testing tools.
- How organizations approach security hygiene and posture management
- How organizations test the efficacy of their security controls
- What cybersecurity professionals believe their organizations should do to improve security hygiene and posture management