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Optimizing cybersecurity: Striking the balance between people and technology

Security teams face pressure on all sides. There are constantly more tools, larger attack surfaces, and more scrutiny from regulators and stakeholders.

Keeping pace is almost impossible in the face of a perpetual stream of urgent security events, particularly when competition for talent is so fierce. But hiring more people will never be the solution for an industry faced with a chronic skills shortage.

A new way of operating is needed. Security leaders need to ease the pressure by finding the right blend of people and technology to make their teams more efficient.

This report draws on research among 400 cybersecurity professionals to explore how security leaders are confronting these challenges and driving more value from their security resources. It looks at:

  • How security budgets are changing
  • The benefits of security automation
  • How teams are consolidating security vendors
  • Whether new regulation will be a catalyst for change

Expert commentary is provided by Marie Wilcox and Andreas Wuchner, two experienced cybersecurity and risk professionals.

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Andreas Wuchner – Field CISO and Advisory Board Member at Panaseer
Andreas is a recognized cybersecurity and risk expert, with more than 25 years’ experience as a business owner, board advisor and investor in complex global business environments. He advises cybersecurity startups in the US and Europe.

Marie WilcoxVP of Marketing at Panaseer and Board Director at the Chartered Institute of Information Security
Marie has more than 20 years’ experience in IT and Information Security. Prior to working at Panaseer she held senior leadership roles in both large corporates and startups including McLaren Applied, Digital Barriers, BAE Systems and Siemens.