New trends are driving pivotal changes in cybersecurity programs, practices, and spending. What are the hottest technologies, fastest-growing markets and most widespread threats? CyberEdge’s annual Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR) – now in its tenth year – has a reputation of being “the place to come to” for this kind of insight.

The CDR plays a unique role in the IT security industry. It is one of the only annual reports that gives insight into the minds of IT security professionals: What worries them? What are they spending money on today? Where will their next investments be made tomorrow?

The 2024 edition of this report covers:

  • The role of AI, as both an aggressor and a resource
  • Funding trends for cybersecurity
  • How ransomware attacks are evolving and why
  • Practitioner perceptions of their current security posture
  • And much more...


This year’s CDR is based on survey results obtained from 1,200 qualified participants from 17 countries across six global regions. Each participant has an IT security job role with 37% of respondents holding CIO, CISO, or other executive positions. The 2024 Cyberthreat Defense Report is free for a limited time, courtesy of Axiad.