No silver bullet: COVID-19 sparks permanent shifts in cybersecurity

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As we’ve reported extensively, the pandemic has affected cybersecurity markets perhaps more than any other in technology.
Remote work has caused chief information security officers to shift spending priorities toward identity access management, endpoint and cloud security. COVID-19 has been a benefactor for next-generation security companies that participate in these sectors. Notably, we believe tactical responses to the coronavirus have resulted in productivity improvements that will create permanent change in the way organizations defend themselves against cyberthreats.
In this week’s Breaking Analysis, we’ll provide you with our quarterly update of the cybersecurity market and share fresh Enterprise Technology Research data on the market. We also have the results from the most recent VENN roundtable conducted by ETR’s Erik Bradley with three senior CISOs.
No single-pane-of-glass answer in cyber
Despite the aspiration, there is no silver bullet to protect organizations from cyberattacks. The complexities of security are quite enormous and require a layered defense approach. They range from securing internal networks to endpoints, DMZ subnets, external traffic security, data in motion, data at rest, protecting from ransomware, dealing with Web traffic, and email and phishing threats. That’s not to mention threats from internal employees and contractors.

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