The cost & consequences of security complexity study: Ponemon Institute research

The Ponemon Institute surveyed 589 security professionals to study the impact of complexity on enterprise security posture. The purpose of the research is to understand the reasons behind the growing complexity of companies’ IT security architecture and how it is affecting their ability to respond to cyber threats. Too much complexity, as shown in this research, can impact the ability to respond to cyber threats. In order to be able to protect organizations from cyber threats, 68% of respondents believe it is essential or very important to reduce complexity within their IT security architecture.

See what research shows are the biggest drives of complexity. Are you able to identify the warning signs? Who should be held accountable in your organization for addressing the implications of security architecture?

Complexity seems unstoppable. Read the study to better understand how effective the “typical” IT security architecture is in reducing cyber threats and if new approaches are needed.