Anomali is focused on helping customers to gain an advantage over the most advanced threat actors in the world. Since our inception, we’ve added innovations built on top of our global intelligence capabilities that have grown from just showing you who your adversaries are to enabling you to stop them before they have a chance to disrupt your business.
Today, the Anomali Threat Research Team reached another major milestone with the publication of the Anomali Cybersecurity Insights Report 2022. To gather and develop foundational data for this report, Anomali commissioned The Harris Poll to survey 800 Security Decision Makers across 11 countries from enterprises with 5,000 or more employees. The Anomali Threat Research team analyzed the findings to provide insights on what they mean and actionable guidance on how to overcome obstacles standing in the way of cyber resilience.
Because COVID-19 has had such a profound impact on business and cybersecurity, we queried decision makers to understand their cybersecurity postures and challenges going back to 2019. Among the top takeaways is that even with significant investments made in cybersecurity over this period, many organizations still face obstacles to achieving the level of cyber resilience needed to protect against, detect, and respond to attackers. This finding may come as no surprise to most readers, given the increased attention that the news and social media gives to data breaches and cyberattacks.
What we didn’t know though, was at what level global enterprises as a whole are being impacted. This new research reveals that in the past three years, 87 percent of enterprise security decision makers were the victims of successful cyberattacks perpetrated against them that resulted in damage, disruption, or a breach to their business. The report also puts some concrete numbers around just how much the threat landscape has changed in terms of the actual increase in the number of cyberattacks taking place since the pandemic began. Findings showed that 83 percent of enterprise security decision makers have experienced more attempted cyberattacks that include an increase in phishing and the use of COVID-19 as a lure.
The findings did not equate to all bad news by any means. We were encouraged to learn that many organizations are devoting more resources to cybersecurity and adopting innovative technologies to become more resilient in the face of escalating attacks. Many enterprise security decision makers said their organizations are currently using, or are planning to invest in, recent innovations associated with Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Advanced Threat Intelligence, and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.
We also found it reassuring that many organizations are prioritizing investments in effective security outcomes. When evaluating new cybersecurity technologies, security decision makers said the top attribute they consider essential is whether it has a high level of support available to users. Ease of use and the ability to integrate with other cybersecurity systems and functions across other parts of the organization were also high priorities.
We will certainly be using this report to arm our research and product teams with information that will help them to deliver more efficient and effective solutions to the market. We are excited to share it with the global security community as part of our continued commitment to making the world a safer place. We are confident that anyone who reads this report will find that the actionable guidance provided by the Anomali Threat Research team can be used by any organization to establish and maintain the level of cyber resilience needed to not only stop breaches, but also attackers.
Get your copy of the Anomali Cybersecurity Insights Report 2022: State of Enterprise Cyber Resiliency