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Survey Report
Survey Report

Survey Report: 2019 Cybersecurity Report Card

2019 has been a year filled with major data breaches making headline news and exposing billions of records of personal data. From the outside looking in, it’s easy to draw the conclusion that cybersecurity is in a state of constant failure. Those on the cyber defense frontlines that work day-in and day-out to implement security solutions and practices are, however, reporting real progress being made in their organizations toward a more mature security posture that is resulting in a year-over-year decline in incidences of breaches.

This paper outlines the results of the DomainTools third annual Cybersecurity Report Card Survey. More than 500 security professionals from companies ranging in size, industry, and geography were surveyed about their security posture and asked to grade the overall health of their programs. Their responses built on the results of the previous 2018 and 2017 Report Cards and further strengthened and supported numerous trends that have been playing out year-over-year.

Key findings from this survey include:

  • The growing sophistication of organizations’ threat hunting capabilities
  • Important trends in common attack vectors
  • Common traits of grade “A” respondents
  • Keys to success in 2020