DIB Cybersecurity Maturity Report | 2024


Insights from 400+ SMB IT Practitioners

Find out how SMBs strengthen their cybersecurity posture in the face of growing threats.

This report focuses on the DIB SMB journey towards adopting a harden-detect-respond strategy and realizing CMMC compliance. This study serves as a benchmark for evaluating the security posture of SMBs serving the defense industry, with actionable insights for companies seeking to realize enhanced protection.

Key Findings: 

  • 61% report low to medium effectiveness in threat investigation, and 54% report low to medium effectiveness in threat hunting.

  • 59% would take a week or more to detect a threat in their environment. 

  • 46% say cybersecurity-related incidents have cost their company $100,000 or more. Of those, 12% report that the cost was more than $500,000.

  • 59% had four or more user accounts or endpoints compromised in the past year.

  • 81% have started the CMMC compliance process; however only 13% are compliant with Level 1, and 11% are compliant with Level 2.