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Takeaways from Our Roundtable at the Millennium Alliance

A few days ago our team met with security leaders at an event hosted by the Millennium Alliance. Over the course of two days, we had in-depth discussions about data security and what it means for organizations of different sizes and across multiple industry segments.

During this event, we got the unique opportunity to host a roundtable with a room full of security executives to discuss how to prioritize and manage investments in data security, in a landscape that has gotten increasingly confusing.

Before this session, we polled the attendees for their input on two questions:

  • How do they rank the various types of assets in their organization according to risk?
  • What products do they have or are they investing in? 

The results were interesting!


Here’s how attendees ranked various asset types by risk:

We found an imbalance in which product categories these organizations are currently spending on:

Key Insight

Based on our findings from this event, we see a misalignment between risk prioritization and spending.

A majority of organizations are currently spending on PAM and SASE products despite ranking cloud computing resources as the lowest priority. Transversely, we see disproportionately low investment in DSPM, DSG, and CSPM, contradicting the relatively high perceived risk associated with cloud data warehouses and production databases in the cloud.

We believe that this misalignment indicates broad confusion from organizations about how to approach data security. We hope to bring clarity to this space by continuing to educate and enable teams to achieve their data security goals. Learn more from our latest white papers here.

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