Pharmaceuticals

Industry insights

Security budgets now average $4 million, up 19% over 2012.

Pharmaceuticals findings

What is the state of information security in the pharma sector?

Here’s what we learned from our 74 respondents:

  • Information security budgets have increased significantly. Pharma security budgets average $4 million this year, a gain of 19% over 2012, and an indication of the degree of sophisticated threats they are aware of facing.

  • Pharma companies are detecting more security incidents. The number of incidents detected by pharma companies in the past 12 months increased 99% over 2012. Given the cost and complexity of responding to incidents, it’s not surprising that financial losses as a result of incidents jumped 49%.

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