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89 percent of security leaders think traditional cyber security approaches are failing

Vectra AI has released a new report highlighting how today’s organizations are tackling complex, modern cyber threats. Vectra’s Security Leaders Research Report found that 89 percent of respondents think traditional approaches don’t protect against modern threats and that ‘the game needs to be changed’ when it comes to dealing with attackers. The report surveyed 200 IT security decision makers working at organizations with more than 1,000 employees in the UK.

The report unearths how security leaders believe legacy tooling and thinking is impeding organizations from protecting against modern threats, and that a new approach is needed to detect and stop attacks that leapfrog current tools.

Key findings include:

  • 76 percent of security decision makers say they have bought tools that failed to live up to their promise – citing poor integration, failure to detect modern attacks, and lack of visibility as the top three reasons. 
  • 69 percent think they may have been breached and don’t know about it — a third (31 percent) think this is ‘likely’.
  • 90 percent of respondents say recent high-profile attacks have meant the board is starting to take proper notice of cyber security.
  • 69 percent believe cybercriminals are leapfrogging current tools and that security innovation is years behind that of the hackers.
  • Over half (54 percent) now invest as much, if not more, on detection as protection, suggesting a positive shift away from prevention-first mentality.

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