The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014


GSISS 2015 release

The results of the 2015 Global State of Information Security ® Survey will be released on September 30, 2014. Click here to register for the live video webcast of our launch event, Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world, on September 30, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Industry focus

What’s the state of information security in your sector? What are the latest trends on security budgets, safeguards—and incidents?Plot your organisation’s information security readiness relative to your competitors’.

Regional focus

From mobile/cloud/social network policies (or lack thereof) to protecting companies’ “crown jewel” IP, the 2014 survey uncovered significant differences in information security practices around the world. Learn how your region is faring.

Explore the data

Security budgets average $4.3 million this year, a gain of 51% over 2012. Yet the average number of incidents detected (3,741) by our respondents still increased by 25% over the previous year. Explore the data to find out where your regional and industry cohorts stand on these and other critical metrics.

Key findings

While many have made significant security improvements, most companies are still falling behind today’s determined adversaries. Are you relying on yesterday’s practices to fight today’s threats?

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Industry focus

9,600+ top business and IS executives across a range of industries answered more than 40 questions on privacy, security safeguards and strategic business alignment.

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Uncover your organisation’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Regional focus

With a year-on-year spending increase of 85%, Asia Pacific still holds the top security spot overall. But South America is closing in fast, while North America and Europe continue to lag on key metrics.

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