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FireEye Report

FireEye Cyber Trendscape Report

Research Reveals 51% of Organizations Don’t Believe They are Ready for a Cyber Attack or Breach Event

FireEye surveyed over 800 CISOs and other senior executives across North America, Europe, and Asia to help organizations benchmark their cyber security initiatives. This global snapshot offers context that can aid critical planning discussions with key stakeholders. Some key findings include:

Breach readiness has room for improvement

The majority (51%) of organizations do not believe they are ready or would respond well to a cyber attack or breach event. Moreover, nearly 29% of organizations with cyber attack and breach response plans in place have not tested or updated them in the last 12 or more months.

Cyber attack and breach response plans

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The majority (76%) of organizations plan to increase their cyber security budget in 2020

The greatest number of U.S. participants (39%) indicated budgetary increase plans of 10% or more, followed by the UK (30%) and Korea (22%).

Planned budget change for 2020

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Varying global viewpoints

  • Japan to prioritize detection capabilities in 2020
  • Korea believes nation states to be one of the most likely source of cyber attacks
  • U.S. takes the lead in transitioning to the cloud
  • Germany and Japan express concerns regarding cloud security
  • France believes employee training to be a top protection measure

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This research study was commissioned by FireEye and delivered by Kantar, an independent market research organization. Results were derived from an online survey fielded in July-August 2019 for a total of over 800 responses spanning across North America (US and Canada), Europe (France, Germany and the UK) and Asia (China, Japan and South Korea). Setup questions were used to ensure that only cyber security executives were in the sample, which was defined as those at the C-level or above, Vice President, or Senior Director level.