Cisco also found that cloud-based security models are becoming more popular, with 93 per cent of CISOs reported that migrating to the cloud increased efficiency and effectiveness for their teams.
This change has also helped with the continuing trend of vendor consolidation, with 63 per cent of respondents saying they used 10 or fewer vendors in their environment - up from 54 per cent in 2017.
“This year, more than ever before CISOs are reporting that they are taking a much more proactive role in reducing their exposure through consolidation and training, as well as investments in critical technologies, for cyber defense and breach containment, but the war is far from over,” said Steve Martino, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco.
“Security leaders are still struggling to get greater visibility across their organization and into threats. You can’t protect what you can’t see. Cisco is committed to helping organizations address these challenges and implement new techniques and technology to stay one step ahead of malicious actors and threats.”