Survey by Keeper Security reveals tech tools proliferation causing cybersecurity professionals to feel overwhelmed


Research on the Growing Complexity of Cybersecurity Solutions and the Need for Platform Consolidation

A recent study conducted by Keeper Security, a prominent provider of cloud-based cybersecurity solutions, has shed light on the struggles faced by security professionals in managing the growing complexity of cyberthreats. According to the research, security professionals are currently juggling an average of 32 different security solutions in their tech stacks, with some even managing hundreds of tools.

The survey, which included feedback from 218 cybersecurity professionals at Infosecurity Europe, highlighted that nearly half of them prefer standalone security solutions for specific issues. However, this approach has left many feeling overwhelmed and ‘not in control,’ indicating a clear need for platform consolidation.

Cost, ease of implementation, vendor reputation, effectiveness against specific threats, and integration capabilities were identified as key factors influencing the purchase of cybersecurity solutions. Interestingly, despite the benefits of platform consolidation, a significant number of professionals prioritize standalone solutions over integration capabilities, potentially jeopardizing their long-term security strategy and budget planning.

In light of the evolving threat landscape and budget constraints, experts emphasize the importance of adopting a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that integrates existing tools into a cohesive framework. By prioritizing solutions such as password managers and Privileged Access Management (PAM) within a unified platform, organizations can establish a robust security posture that significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access and minimizes the potential damage from cyberattacks.

Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-founder of Keeper Security, emphasized the importance of embracing a holistic approach to cybersecurity in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats. By consolidating security solutions and prioritizing long-term security enhancements, organizations can enhance their threat mitigation efforts and gain greater control over their security posture.

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