Telecommunications

Industry insights

Detected security incidents are down, security budgets are up.

Telecommunications findings

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

Here’s what we learned from our 456 respondents:

  • Information security budgets increase significantly. Security budgets average $5.4 million this year, a gain of 35% over 2012. Telecom companies understand that today’s elevated threat landscape demands a substantial boost in security investment.

  • Among telecom respondents, detected security incidents and average financial losses have dropped significantly. Telecom respondents detected 17% fewer security incidents in the past 12 months, and financial losses associated with security incidents decreased 34%.

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