Research Report

2023 State of Threat Detection

71% of analysts admit the organization they work in may have been compromised and they don't know it yet. Threat detection is fundamentally broken.

Why do SOC analysts believe the tools they use are effective, when those same tools leave them unable to effectively stop cyberattacks? Discover the disconnect, and how to fix it in the State of Threat Detection Report.

2023 State of Threat Detection
2023 State of Threat Detection
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In the comprehensive "2023 State of Threat Detection" report, security operations center (SOC) teams are facing a daunting challenge. The report, based on a global study of 2,000 SOC analysts, reveals a landscape where cyberattacks are not only becoming more sophisticated and fast-paced but also increasingly difficult to manage due to the sheer volume of alerts and the complexity of the technology available. Here's a glimpse of the critical insights you will discover inside:

  • The Alert Avalanche: SOC teams are inundated with an average of 4,484 alerts daily, with a staggering 67% being ignored due to alert fatigue and the high volume of false positives.
  • The Talent Gap: With a 3.4 million person deficit in the cybersecurity workforce, the industry is at a tipping point, exacerbated by high stress and burnout rates among SOC analysts.
  • Visibility Void: A significant 71% of analysts believe their organizations may have already been compromised without their knowledge, highlighting a concerning lack of visibility and confidence in current threat detection capabilities.
  • The Efficacy Enigma: Despite the challenges, most analysts consider their tools effective; however, the report suggests a disconnect between this belief and the reality of increasing blind spots and alert overload.
  • The Cost of Complexity: The financial impact is non-trivial, with manual alert triage costing approximately $3.3 billion annually in the U.S. alone, pointing to an urgent need for more efficient and effective threat detection solutions.
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2023 State of Threat Detection

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