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Employee burnout rises security threats

A twitter poll by Integrity360 ( and Vectra ( finds 35% of cyber security professionals' greatest fear when it comes to rising cyber threats is employee burnout.

Over 60% of respondents highlight that security of data is the most important to their organization when establishing the need for effective cyber security services, and with cyber security teams being put under mounting pressure to tackle the complexity of the modern hybrid enterprise and the necessity to protect corporate data wherever it resides, 19% of respondents say they feel the behaviour of burned out employees will put corporate reputation at risk, impact on productivity and the financial stability of organizations.

The good news is that organisations are looking to implement critical security measures to ensure greater threat detection and response in 2023, with identity and access management (29.9%) and cloud security (29.7%) on top of the agenda, followed by network (19.6%) and endpoint security (20.6%).

As businesses look to new ways to detect and contain threats that have bypassed preventative security controls, Integrity360 and Vectra have partnered to extend its existing threat detection and response service portfolio, delivering network detection and response and critically, cloud, SaaS and identity detection and response capabilities with the launch of the Vectra Managed Detection and Response Services.

“Analysts are facing severe burnout from alert fatigue and Security Operations Centre (SOC) overwhelm, and organizations are lacking the experience, skills and bandwidth needed to detect and manage security incidents and data – quickly and effectively,” says Richard Ford, Chief Technology Officer, Integrity360.  “The integration of Vectra into our MDR service is a game changer.  It allows us to provide a full end to end capability to monitor and proactively hunt threats across the entire hybrid enterprise, delivering advanced Threat Detection and Threat Response services and relieving SOC teams overwhelmed by noise.”

“The partnership sets us apart from the ‘catch and dispatch’, ‘detect and notify’ type providers, by enabling us to proactively hunt threats within the customer environment, integrating with enforcement points, identity, perimeter, and endpoint for effective and rapid response in the event of an active threat,” adds Garry Veale, Regional Director UKI, Vectra.  “This approach signifies a huge breakthrough in MDR services, and we are excited to see how the partnership evolves.”

When questioned on the best approaches to future-proof the security of their organization, 52% of respondents to the poll pointed to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as the best means.

The new Vectra Managed Detection and Response Service (MDR) augments the SOC with AI and ML capabilities, adopting behavioural based detection instead of reliance on static or signature-based detection alone.  AI combines an understanding of the environment with threat models, and human threat intelligence, to automatically surface the threats, allowing for an 85% increase in efficiency of threat identification and a 2x rise in security operations productivity.  This enables organizations to detect and respond to threats across Cloud, SaaS, Identity and Network, removing critical blind spots and stopping cyber-attacks before they become breaches through Vectra’s Attack Signal Intelligence, which continuously monitors for use of attacker methods and learns the customers unique environment.

Comprising of four question and answer options and drawing 1483 responses, the Integrity360 Twitter poll was conducted between 1-5 December 2022.

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