The uncertain economy of the past four years has made information security an increasingly challenging game whose outcome can have potentially serious consequences for organizations. In today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape, businesses have fallen behind, their security practices dulled by tight budgets and truncated projects. At the same time, their adversaries are becoming ever more sophisticated, breaching the defenses of business ecosystems. Those keeping score agree: The bad guys appear to be in the lead.
However, respondents to our PwC Global firm’s The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2013 seem to be playing from an entirely different game plan. Among more than 9,300 executives, confidence in their organizations’ information security practices remains high. The odds, however, are not in their favour. Risks are neither well understood nor properly addressed. The number of security incidents is on the rise. Senior executives frequently are seen as part of the problem rather than keys to the solution.
Read this survey of 9,300 executives across 128 countries and virtually every industry to learn more.
|Eye of the storm: Canadian findings from the 2012 Global State of Information Security Survey® (GISS) (1.39 MB)
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