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The State of Security Remediation 2024
The State of Security Remediation 2024

The State of Security Remediation 2024

Release Date: 02/13/2024

Security remediation involves identifying, evaluating, and addressing security vulnerabilities to mitigate potential risks. In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, this remains a critical aspect of organizational defense strategies. However, the effectiveness of remediation efforts is contingent upon several factors, ranging from team collaboration to the efficiency of tools and processes in place. Those key issues should be addressed when the average cost of a data breach is $7.29 million.

Dazz commissioned CSA to develop a survey and report to better understand the industry’s knowledge, attitudes, and opinions regarding security remediation. The survey was conducted in December 2023 and received 2,037 responses from IT and security professionals. The primary objectives of the survey were to gain a deeper understanding of current cloud environments and security tools, challenges in today’s vulnerability assessment and mitigation practices, and opportunities to lower risk. The survey results included in this report emphasize several important areas of cybersecurity remediation that could be improved.

Key Takeaways:
  • Only 23% of organizations report full visibility in their cloud environments.
  • 63% of organizations consider duplicate alerts a moderate to significant challenge. 
  • 61% of organizations use between 3-6 different detection tools. 
  • About 75% of organizations have security teams spending over 20% of their time performing manual tasks when addressing security alerts.
  • 18% of organizations take more than four days to address critical vulnerabilities.
  • Over half of the vulnerabilities addressed by organizations tend to recur within a month of remediation.
  • 18% of organizations report no collaboration or counterproductive relationships between security and development teams.
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Acknowledgements

Hillary Baron
Hillary Baron
Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

Hillary Baron

Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

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Marina Bregkou
Marina Bregkou
Senior Research Analyst, CSA EMEA

Marina Bregkou

Senior Research Analyst, CSA EMEA

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Josh Buker
Josh Buker
Research Analyst, CSA

Josh Buker

Research Analyst, CSA

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Ryan Gifford
Ryan Gifford
Research Analyst, CSA

Ryan Gifford

Research Analyst, CSA

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Sean Heide
Sean Heide
Technical Research Director, CSA

Sean Heide

Technical Research Director, CSA

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Alex Kaluza
Alex Kaluza
Research Analyst, CSA

Alex Kaluza

Research Analyst, CSA

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John Yeoh
John Yeoh
Global Vice President of Research, CSA

John Yeoh

Global Vice President of Research, CSA

With over 15 years of experience in research and technology, John excels at executive-level leadership, relationship management, and strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next generation technology (IoT, Big Data, SecaaS, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third party assessment, GRC, data protection, incid...

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