Cyber Security | North America

Key Findings

Common reasons for breaches #

43% of the respondents reported internal process issues as the chief reason for security incidents.

Common reasons for security incidents - North America

Security issues faced in the last 12 months #

52% of respondents said their organization didn't face any security issues in the last 12 months.

Security issues organizations faced in the last twelve months - North America

OWASP web application security risks #

Insufficient logging and monitoring came out at the top (69% each) as the most critical security risk to web applications, followed by sensitive data exposure (55%) and using components with known vulnerabilities (41%).

What OWASP issues organizations faced - North America

cybersecurity investment areas #

Cloud security (65%), the top security investment area in other regions, plays second fiddle to network and application security (76%).

Areas organizations are investing in to improve security - North America

Risk Mitigation | North America

Key Findings

Infrastructure security risk mitigation #

84% of the respondents reported implementing VPN access as the top recommendation to mitigate infrastructure security risk, followed by robust password policies (80%) and immediately updating security patches (79%).

Mitigating infrastructure security risk - North America

Application security risk mitigation #

82% of the respondents reported using a web application firewall (WAF) as the top recommendation to mitigate application security risk, followed by having strong authentication techniques (70%).

Mitigating application security risk - North America