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Enterprises want to strengthen their approach to cybersecurity to make their data and systems as secure as they can be while still being able to build and grow. This report examines the key issues in the cybersecurity world.


  • There is no desired "end state” for enterprises in their quest to address security challenges, but instead a need to improve their security posture and remain as protected as possible from threats while still doing business.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the components of cybersecurity and describes how it is about much more than the technology used to protect an organization.
  • Identifies six key areas for organizational focus on cybersecurity.

Key questions answered

  • How can enterprises, security technology vendors, and service providers address security technology coverage and posture?
  • What are the key drivers of the increased focus on cybersecurity in enterprises?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for service providers
  • Recommendations for vendors

Security is about a great deal more than technology

  • Ovum's view of security
  • The security technology vendor ecosystem has multiple approaches to engage with enterprises
  • Addressing security risks requires controls to be applied across multiple categories

Cybersecurity is in the midst of a perfect storm of demand

  • Organizations have raised the profile of cybersecurity
  • The cyberthreat landscape evolves continuously
  • Compliance demands add layers of complexity
  • 100% prevention is impossible
  • Security incidents and breaches are not always malicious
  • There is significant potential for short-, medium-, and long-term damage
  • The shortfall in the supply of security skills and expertise is worsening

The move towards risk-driven security is gathering momentum

  • A risk-based approach is complex but beneficial


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author