Data Overview Report

The State Of Network Security, 2020 To 2021

August 2nd, 2021
With contributors:
Joseph Blankenship , Alexis Bouffard , Peggy Dostie

The tumultuous year of 2020 saw a dramatic increase in breaches, putting pressure on organizations to automate security operations or compete for already scarce but competent security talent. Network security remained one of the largest slices of the security budget (along with data security). This data-driven report outlines budgeting and spending, security group responsibilities, network security technology, and services adoption in North American and European organizations for 2020 to 2021 as they strive to demonstrate security integrity to their stakeholders. Understanding these trends and their implications will help security and risk (S&R) executives examine and adjust their resources for their enterprises’ security architecture and operations strategies.

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