Security Operations Centers (SOCs) of all sizes and levels of sophistication are in a constant stranglehold stemming from workforce shortages, lack of visibility and automation, tool sprawl, and alert overload. The status quo of constantly battling to stay ahead of adversaries, show a return on security investments, and ensure that hard-to-come-by staff is not overworked to the point of burnout is untenable.
In a new Cybereason survey, 1,203 security professionals from eight countries and a dozen industries were asked to describe the challenges currently faced by their SOCs and how they impact their plans for modernization.
Nearly half of the respondents (49%) said ransomware is the most common incident type they deal with daily, followed closely by supply chain attacks (46%). Thirty-seven percent said daily alerts consumed most of their time, and 31% identified targeted attacks as a top daily concern.