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The more cybersecurity tools an enterprise deploys, the less effective their defense is

New research highlights how throwing money indiscriminately at security doesn’t guarantee results.

The enterprise is slowly improving its response to cybersecurity incidents, but in the same breath, it is still investing in too many tools that can actually reduce the effectiveness of defense. 

On Tuesday, IBM released the results of a global survey, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and featuring responses from over 3,400 security and IT staff worldwide. The research suggests that while investment and planning are on the uptake, effectiveness is not on the same incline, with response efforts hindered by complexity caused by fragmented toolsets.

The research, IBM's fifth annual Cyber Resilient Organization Report, says that while organizations are improving in cyberattack planning, detection, and response, their ability to contain an active threat has declined by 13%. 

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