Critical IT Visibility Gaps Persist Despite Tens of Millions Spent on Compliance

4.29.2020 | Tanium

Organizations have spent an average of $70.3 million each to comply with data privacy regulations in the past 12 months alone. Despite this stepped-up investment, they lack the full visibility and control of endpoints needed to stay secure, prevent operational challenges, and avoid costly compliance fines. Even one missed endpoint is a compliance violation waiting to happen.

In a recent study, we heard from 750 IT decision makers from businesses in various sectors worldwide, and identified several challenges preventing organizations from effectively managing their IT estate. Here’s what we found:

  • Missed endpoints: 94% of IT decision makers admit to discovering endpoints in their organization that they were previously unaware of, highlighting a startling lack of visibility that could leave them vulnerable and potentially non-compliant.
  • Too many tools, not enough ROI: Businesses use an average of 43 IT operations and security tools, which cause departmental silos (especially IT operations and security) and create blind spots in endpoint management.
  • Shaky compliance posture: 90% of IT decision makers said they were confident of being able to report all required breach information to regulators within 72 hours. But with nearly half (47%) reporting they have challenges in getting visibility into connected computing devices on their network, this confidence appears to be misplaced.

To close the critical visibility gaps, all organizations need instant insight into their entire endpoint environment, as well as the ability to manage and react to problems right away. To do this, IT leaders must bring siloed IT operations and security teams together by consolidating data sources onto a unified set of tools that continuously identify, measure, prioritize and remediate risk.

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