Public Sector

Industry insights

Loss or damage of internal records jumped by more than 60% over 2012.

Public Sector findings

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

Here’s what we learned from our 694 respondents:

  • Most public-sector respondents have deployed traditional security tools, yet these may not be effective in stopping today’s threats. Deployment of “block and tackle” security programmes is at an all-time high. But these products and services may not comprehensively block today’s incidents, suggesting they are ineffective due to being built on out-dated security models.

  • Public-sector respondents report a significant increase in data loss as a result of security incidents. Compromise of employee and customer records remain the most cited impacts, potentially jeopardising an organisation’s most valuable relationships. Also significant: Loss or damage of internal records jumped by 62% over 2012.

Download a PDF of the Public Sector findings

 
 

The Global State of Information Security® is a registered trademark of International Data Group, Inc.