Micro Focus Reveals 2020 State of Security Operations Report

Micro Focus Reveals 2020 State of Security Operations Report

Micro Focus recently released a sponsored CyberEdge Research study entitled the “2020 State of Security Operations Report.” The report aims to understand the current state of business security operations and its possible future and evolution. Additionally, the Micro Focus report also contains a snapshot of security operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Micro Focus offers enterprise technology in numerous categories including in identity and access management, data security, application security, and security operations. In its security operations portfolio, its ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager offers real-time threat detection and response backed by SIEM. 

In the 2020 State of Security Operations Report, researchers discovered that the shortage of cybersecurity and SOC professionals hampers threat detection. Even with sophisticated SIEM tools, threat detection looms over all SOC processes. Additionally, over 96 percent of enterprises rely on the cloud for their security operations. 87 percent of businesses outsource at least some of their security operations to managed security services providers (MSSPs). 

While all enterprises feel at least a moderate concern overall digital threats, malware remains at the top of the list of major security operations concerns. Phishing and spear-phishing, despite their prevalence, hold the number two spot on that same list. Of course, given the period in which the study took place, organizations expressed concern over the rise of COVID-19-related cyber threats; unsurprisingly, these threats continue to rise as the pandemic persists. 

Moreover, over 92 percent of enterprises expect to use SIEM solutions by 2021, and other tools expect 80 percent adoption around the same time.  

Learn more about Micro Focus here. 

Ben Canner

Ben Canner is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He previously worked as a corporate blogger and ghost writer. You can reach him via Twitter and LinkedIn.
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