2023 Resilience Index A False Sense of Security Imperils Digital Enterprises

2023 Resilience Index

Absolute's 2023 Resilience Index report debunks the long-held belief that having more security solutions directly equates to more protection. Leveraging analysis of anonymized data from millions of customer devices across the globe, this research provides insights and benchmarks for organizations looking to strengthen cyber resilience in today's widely distributed, hybrid workplaces.

Read our 2023 Resilience Index to begin evaluating your cyber resilience through three lenses: complexity, compliance, and continuity.

Key Absolute Findings

  • The work-from-anywhere model is exacerbating the strain on IT and security teams: Existing device health and security challenges are compounded by a broad mix of networks, hardware, OS versions, and patches.
  • Distributed, highly mobile users compound complexity: The average number of enterprise device locations across Absolute customers has grown 15 percent year-over-year, with an average of four locations per device observed in February 2023.
  • Hybrid working means heavy reliance on third-party networks: In hybrid work models, critical applications like Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) need to be deployed, installed, and up to date. However, Absolute data shows this critical tool is either not installed or is not at the required version level on more than 30 percent of devices.

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"A new comply-to-connect trend balances security and cyber resilience to ensure employees can confidently get to work, and keep working, no matter where risk finds them."

Absolute, 2023 Resilience Index

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