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CDW Releases 2024 Cybersecurity Research Report
June 03, 2024
CDW Releases 2024 Cybersecurity Research Report

Recent survey of technology and security professionals provides cybersecurity readiness insights

CDW has published its 2024 CDW Research Report. The report, based on a survey of more than 950 U.S. technology and security professionals, examines the successes and struggles organizations across industries are experiencing as they assess cybersecurity readiness in the modern technology ecosystem.

The survey uncovered several insights, including the following: 

  • 88 percent of respondents said they are somewhat (50 percent) or very (38 percent) confident that they have sufficient visibility into their cybersecurity posture.
  • Of those who were very confident, 61 percent indicated that identity and access management (IAM) solutions were very effective in enhancing visibility into their environment. 
  • Despite the confidence around visibility, about half (49 percent) of respondents still feel only somewhat prepared to handle a breach.

“Overall, this study reinforces the importance of maintaining cybersecurity vigilance through a multi-layer approach,” said Stephanie Hagopian, vice president of security at CDW. “As the survey data shows, and what we see with our customers, keeping pace with the threat landscape and leveraging IAM solutions help improve visibility and enhance control over access to critical systems, but only represent one vector within a multi-faceted security strategy. The best approach also requires multiple security tools and platforms to effectively defend and protect against threats. It’s ultimately the combination of these elements into a comprehensive strategy that drives confidence, the right outcomes and ultimately reduces risk.”  

The CDW report also highlights current views around zero trust, employee cybersecurity training and staffing, the right tools to enhance security, and more.

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