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93% of security professionals lack the necessary tools to detect security threats

Posted on Aug 11, 2020
93% of security professionals lack the necessary tools to detect security threats

LogRhythm announced the release of its report, The State of the Security Team: Are Executives the Problem? The surprising primary findings include 93 percent of security professionals lack the tools to detect known security threats, and 92 percent state they are still in need of the appropriate preventative solutions to close current security gaps.

Based on a global survey of more than 300 security professionals and executives, the study sought to understand the root causes of the stress under which security teams operate, obtain feedback on the ways in which it could be alleviated, and identify the best paths to remediation. It found 75 percent of security professionals now experience more work stress than just two years ago.

Now, more than ever, security teams are being expected to do more with less leading to increasing stress levels. With more organizations operating under remote work conditions, the attack surface has broadened, making security at scale a critical concern,” said James Carder, CSO and VP of LogRhythm Labs. “This is a call to action for executives to prioritize alleviating the stress and better support their teams with proper tools, processes, and strategic guidance.

When asked what causes the most work-related stress, the two most selected answers were not having enough time (41 percent) and working with executives (18 percent). In fact, 57 percent of respondents indicated their security program lacks proper executive support — defined as providing strategic vision, buy-in and budget.

Furthermore, security professionals cited inadequate executive accountability for strategic security decisions as the top reason (42 percent) they want to leave their job. An alarming statistic, given nearly half of companies (47 percent) are trying to fill three or more security positions.

Full article on https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/93032-of-security-professionals-lack-the-necessary-tools-to-detect-security-threats

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