The State of
Cybersecurity Data

We surveyed cyber professionals to find out if and how they use enterprise data to solve their biggest cybersecurity challenges. Scroll down to see what they told us.

Here’s what we found out.

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Companies worry about what they don’t know and missed alerts

And, after many many years, ransomware still strikes fear in almost a third of respondents.

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They use a lot of tech
to solve these problems

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SIEM continues to be the most-used technology, with EDR a close third.


Security Information and Event Management 


Extended Detection and Response (XDR)


Extended Detection and Response (XDR)


User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)


Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR)


Endpoint Detection and Threat Response (EDTR)


Security Data Lake

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Less than half are currently using data science, more are planning on adding it.

Currently Using: 42%

Not Using: 36%

Planning on Using: 19%

No Plans: 3%

But only 14% are using a Security Data Lake.

But only 14% are using a Security Data Lake.

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Less than half agree that their
SIEM meets their expectations

And nearly a third disagree or still aren’t even using one.
(That could be contributing to the “unknown unknown” and “alert fatigue” concerns above.)

And nearly a third disagree or still aren’t even using one. (That could be contributing to the “unknown unknown” and “alert fatigue” concerns above.)

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19% Too Expensive.

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Log management
is a mixed-bag

Log management is a mixed-bag

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And logs that are
collected get dropped…


Very Often






Not Dropping

Dropping logs sucks. But why are they doing it??


30% Too Expensive.


Not Sure What we Don’t Ingest


Technical Limitations


Cross Team Functionality
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They Should Be Using a
Security Lake

Though only 14% reported currently using a security data lake today, installing one (like Gravwell) could take care of all these problems!

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Gravwell’s all-you-can-send, no-limits model means you can send everything and keep it!
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Gravwell simplifies your tech stack and increases team efficiency, allowing SecOps teams to focus on security, not on running software.
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Gravwell beats traditional SIEMs on pricing, observability, investigation capability and performance.
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Gravwell’s native automation engine lets you integrate with internal and external systems seamlessly (Say, bye-bye, SOAR).

And the great news is that you can get started with

Gravwell’s Community Edition for free!

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Ready to make your security team even better? Gravwell is a whole new way to make sense of your data. Get your demo today to see how you can advance your mission without limits.