Intelligent CIO North America Issue 17 - Page 28

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IT pros find security hygiene and posture management challenging

JupiterOne has announced the findings of a new survey by Enterprise Strategy Group ( ESG ), which warns of inadequate security hygiene and posture management practices at many organizations . hygiene and posture at their organizations . As a result , 70 % of respondents said that security hygiene and posture management had become more difficult over the past two years as their attack surfaces have grown .

The ESG research found that 86 % of organizations believe they follow best practices for security hygiene and posture management . However , 70 % of organizations said they use more than 10 security tools to manage security hygiene and posture management , which raises concerns about data management and operations overheads .
In addition , 73 % of security professionals admitted that they still depend on spreadsheets to manage security
" The data demonstrates that many organizations continue to address security hygiene and posture management tactically on a technology-by-technology basis ," said Jon Oltsik , ESG Principal Analyst and Fellow . " ESG believes that CISOs should take a more holistic approach to security hygiene and posture management by adopting technologies and processes for discovering assets , analyzing data , prioritizing risks , automating remediation tasks and continuously testing security defenses at scale ."
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