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What Are the Top Technologies to Watch?

September 19, 2019

What cybersecurity technology should you look at investing in? Endpoint? Zero Trust Architecture? Security Awareness Training? SOAR? Digital transformation, which nearly all organizations are experiencing, puts various types of systems in the spotlight as technologies and processes change.

When managing all the moving parts in your security program, it’s important to stay aware of new technology and implement when appropriate. But many organizations have too much new tech “still on the shelf.” As a security decision-maker, it’s mandatory to invest wisely, so you need data about what’s coming. What tech might fit?

Outlooks evolve, but here is just one observation on technology to from the 2019 Security Technology Spend Insights Report that is unlikely to change anytime soon:

Data-centric security solutions will continue their rise as data discovery, management and protection extends security beyond evaporating perimeters. A key driver is the focus on data privacy and increased regulation such as GDPR, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

The other aspect to be aware of is as providers merge or acquire each other, toolsets become more consolidated, and your organization can gain greater value by more easily operationalizing an array of capabilities from one vendor.

Understanding peer buying behaviors can help you, as a cybersecurity technology buyers and influencer, make informed decisions. The findings in this 2019 Security Technology Spend Insights Report are based on the analysis of Optiv client data and compare technology trends year over year while considering current market activity. This analysis is supplemented with another provider’s proprietary data and insights to deliver a unique perspective on industry trends and provides a beneficial view to give the “peer insights” that every CISO seeks.

The report includes areas to watch that reflect marketplace activity that signals a shift in organizational strategy and future buying trends.


Don’t spend hours researching trends. You don’t have to go it alone. We’ve partnered with another cybersecurity leader to provide insights into buying trends. Read more in our 2019 Security Technology Spend Insights Report.

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