Aerospace & Defence

Industry insights

IS budgets are up 21% over 2012.

Aerospace & Defence findings

What is the state of information security in the aerospace & defence sector?

Here’s what we learned from our 193 respondents:

  • A&D security budgets have increased significantly. Information security budgets average $8.7 million this year, a gain of 21% over 2012. This boost suggests that A&D companies understand that today’s elevated threat landscape demands a greater investment in security.

  • A&D respondents detected fewer incidents this year, and financial losses are down substantially. A&D respondents detected 16% fewer security incidents in the past 12 months, perhaps an indication of the industry’s implementation of sophisticated security tools. Average financial losses associated with security incidents dropped 32% over last year, which is surprising given the cost and complexity of responding to incidents.

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