Cyberattacks continue to grow in quantity and sophistication at the same time that organizations’ systems become increasingly complex. Security teams, as always, feel the stress. But a surprising outcome of our 2023 State of Security research is that the number of respondents who say they just can’t keep up has shrunk. Whether this data represents incremental improvement or a onetime windfall, organizations should press any advantage. Which won’t be easy: Most security teams tell us they’re too stuck in reactive mode to be effectively proactive.