Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014

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10/21/2013 by Advisory services
Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security<sup>®</sup> Survey 2014

At a glance

While organizations have made significant security improvements, they have not kept pace with today’s determined adversaries. As a result, many rely on yesterday’s security practices to combat today’s threats. The results of this survey show that executives are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes, and strategies.

While organizations have made significant security improvements, they have not kept pace with today’s determined adversaries. As a result, many rely on yesterday’s security practices to combat today’s threats. The results of The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014 show that executives are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes, and strategies. But while many organizations have raised the bar on security, their adversaries have done better. What’s needed is a new model of information security, one driven by knowledge of threats, assets, and the motives and targets of potential adversaries.

This worldwide study by PwC and CIO and CSO magazines – the largest survey of its kind – represents responses of more than 9,600 business, security and IT executives in 115 countries across virtually all industries.

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

Click here to to visit GSISS site on pwc.com, where visitors may explore the survey data by question, region and industry and benchmark themselves against their peers.