New security threats emerge almost continuously, meaning we now deal with a known unknown. In the past year alone, malware and ransomware use has sharply increased, 43% of total breaches focused on web applications, and the trend of new vulnerabilities in hardware has continued to accelerate.
This ever-increasing threat landscape has become a massive headache for CISOs. They need to protect critical infrastructure against evolving threats, but they don’t know exactly how these will manifest or what tools they may need. And while the need to protect the business against heightened risks has traditionally been an urgent matter, the sheer number of new threats means more time is being spent on immediately patching any issues, and day-to-day security tasks are often pushed aside.