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CISOs Struggling With 50+ Separate Security Tools

June 20, 2019 / Phil Muncaster

Organizations are struggling to gain real-time visibility into their security technologies and suffering from an excessive number of tools running across the enterprise, according to new research from Panaseer. The security monitoring firm polled 200 enterprise CISOs to better understand their key strategic challenges, as part of its first Security Leader’s Peer Report. It revealed that 87% are struggling to gain any meaningful insight into trusted data, while a sizeable minority (31%) are concerned this may impact their ability to comply with key regulations. Complex, siloed IT systems are compounding these challenges, the report found. On average, responding organizations are running 57 separate security tools. Over a quarter (27%) claimed to be running a staggering 76+ discrete security products. These aren’t necessarily making the organization any safer – in fact, they may be working to do the opposite. Over 70% of respondents admitted that they don’t even e...