Old Habits Die Hard: How People Process and Technology Challenges Are Hurting Cybersecurity Teams in Brazil
A Tenable study based on a commissioned study of 825 IT and cybersecurity professionals, including 50 Brazilian respondents, conducted in 2023 by Forrester Consulting.
Brazilian businesses are facing significant challenges in protecting their increasingly complex and expanding attack surface and their ability to adopt preventive cyber defense strategies. In the last two years, the average organization’s cybersecurity program was prepared to preventively defend, or block, just 59% of the cyberattacks it encountered. This means 41% of attacks launched against them are successful, and must be remediated after the fact.
Our latest study sheds light on obstacles preventing Brazilian businesses from practicing preventive cybersecurity. With insights from 825 IT and cybersecurity professionals, including 50 Brazilian respondents, this study paints a clear picture on how people, process and technology issues collectively impede organizations from effectively reducing cyber risk and the hurdles that need to be overcome.
Challenges at a Glance
People challenges: Six in 10 respondents (60%) agree or strongly agree that the cybersecurity team is too busy fighting critical in incidents to take a preventive approach to reducing their organization’s exposure.
Process challenges: Nearly six in 10 respondents (54%) say a lack of data hygiene prevents them from drawing quality data from user privilege and access management systems, as well as from vulnerability management systems.
Technology challenges: While most respondents (66%) say they consider user identity and access privileges when they prioritize vulnerabilities for remediation, more than half (56%) say their organization lacks an effective way of integrating such data into their preventive cybersecurity and exposure management practices.
Take Control of Your Cyber Future
To learn more about these challenges, gain insights into and see recommendations for how to reduce risk, download the white paper, Old Habits Die Hard: How People, Process and Technology Challenges Are Hurting Cybersecurity Teams in Brazil. The key to overcoming these challenges lies in implementing an exposure management program.