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Only about half of enterprises are satisfied with their ability to detect cybersecurity threats, according to a survey from Forrester Consulting – with respondents painting a picture of major resource and technology gaps hamstringing their efforts to block cyberattacks. According to the just-released 2020 State of Security Operations survey of 314 enterprise security professionals, enterprise security teams around the world feel that they struggle with the growing pace, volume and sophistication of cyberattacks. A whopping 79 percent of enterprises covered in the survey have experienced a cyber-breach in the past year, and nearly 50 percent have been breached in the past six months. It turns out that businesses are under constant attack, with the average security operations team receiving more than 11,000 security alerts daily. Unfortunately, thanks to manual triage processes and disparate and legacy security tools permeating most environments, 28 percent of alerts are simply never addressed, the survey, released Thursday, found. Only 47 percent of organizations noted that they are able to address most or all of the security alerts they receive in a single day; and out of those that are addressed, almost a third are false positives. In fact, according to the report findings, only 13 percent of the surveyed organizations are using automation and machine learning to analyze and respond to threats. Nearly 20 percent of alerts are manually reviewed/triaged by an analyst. …

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