CyberEdge’s 2022 Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR) has become the standard for assessing organizations’ security posture, for gauging perceptions of IT security professionals, and for ascertaining current and planned investments in IT security infrastructure.


Now in its ninth year, the 2022 CDR assesses the views of 1,200 IT security professionals representing 17 countries and 19 industries. It’s the most geographically comprehensive view of IT security perceptions in our industry, and LookingGlass is proud to be a sponsor. Key insights from this year’s report include:

  • 85% of organizations suffered from a successful cyberattack last year
  • A record 71% of organizations were compromised by ransomware last year
  • A record 63% of ransomware victims paid ransoms last year, encouraging cybercriminals to increase their attacks
  • Malware, account takeover attacks, and ransomware are the most-feared threats
  • 84% of organizations are experiencing a shortfall of skilled IT security personnel; IT security administrators, analysts, and architects are in shortest supply
  • The typical enterprise IT security budget increased by nearly 5% this year
  • 41% of security applications and services are delivered via the cloud

View the webinar that LookingGlass Sr. Director of Threat Intel, Dave Marcus, and CyberEdge CEO, Steve Piper held. This team provided more information about the report findings, shared insights from the frontlines and offered actionable takeaways to improve your security posture.

CyberEdge 2022 Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR)