Small Security Teams Face Greater Risks
July 15, 2022
survey found that companies with small security teams continue to
face a number of unique challenges that place these organizations at
greater risk than larger enterprises. These enhanced risks are
moving these companies to consolidate security platforms to fewer,
more robust and comprehensive tools to simplify and improve
94% say they have barriers in maintaining
their security posture, due to a lack of skilled security personnel
(40%), excessive manual analysis (37%), and the increasingly remote
workforce (37%) among other factors.
As a result, 90% of small security teams are outsourcing security mitigation to a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service, while also using Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) services (21%) and Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCISO) services (15%).
survey also revealed a huge year-over-year rise in the use of
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools (from 52% to 85% of
respondents), as well as a doubling of Extended Detection and
Response (XDR) tool usage (from 15% to 30%). Among respondents, 77%
indicated that EDR is now the #1 tool for detecting threats, up
significantly from 23% in 2021. Those reporting Network Detection
and Response (NDR) as the primary method for detecting threats fell
from 46% in 2021 to only 3% in the 2022 survey. It’s clear that
small security teams are seeing the value in robust EDR/XDR
solutions, especially in remote working landscapes where employees
are often not on the company network.