Cybersecurity at a Crossroads:
The Insight 2021 Report

We commissioned IDG Research Services to survey CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, and IT security directors about how they’re addressing cybersecurity challenges. This is what they told us.


2020 raised cybersecurity stakes and budgets.

In 2020, the distributed IT landscape plus the effects of the pandemic forced organizations to react quickly to evolving security needs. Understanding these cybersecurity challenges and the ways IT and security leaders are pivoting to address them is the first step to a stronger path forward.

Our survey results indicate that, despite increased investments in cybersecurity in 2020, 78% of respondents expressed a lack of confidence in their company’s IT security posture and saw room for improvement. Only 22% felt very confident. Learn which aspects of security operations respondents are least confident in with the IDG survey infographic.
The high level of concern over the ability to withstand cyberthreats in today’s complex IT environment is causing 91% of organizations to increase their cybersecurity budgets in 2021, nearly matching the 96% that boosted IT security spending in 2020. Find out what other security measures IT and security leaders plan to take in 2021 and beyond in the IDG survey report.
Our findings showed that 100% of respondents reported executive teams are now more focused on their organization’s security posture than before. As a result of the rising recognition of the risk cyberattacks pose to operations, the majority of organizations initiated projects to integrate cybersecurity efforts businesswide. See the full survey results.
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