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Research snapshot - A corporate view of IT Security Threats

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Research snapshot - A corporate view of IT Security Threats

  1. 1. Vanson Bourne, Summer 2013 Interviews with 100 IT decision-makers from organisations with more than 1,000 employees, across a range of commercial sectors in the UK Research snapshot – A corporate view of IT Security Threats
  2. 2. Delivering IT security is becoming more complicated… Source: Vanson BourneOrganisations who feel that delivering IT security is a more complicated task than previously Seven in ten organisations acknowledge that delivering IT security is more complicated than before Organisations who have increased their spend on IT security are twice as likely to find delivering IT security more complicated than previously, when compared with organisations who have not increased their spend 82% 41% Increased spend on IT security Not increased spend on IT security Security protocols and security providers/partners Neither 70% 46% Organisations who do not have a formal process for reviewing their security protocols and security providers/partners are less likely to be aware of the challenges of delivering IT security, compared to organisations who do have formal process in place
  3. 3. Source: Vanson BourneOrganisations who do not feel they are 100% protected against security threats …With many organisations exposed to security threats On average eight in ten organisations do not feel that they are 100% protected against security threats Enterprise organisations are most likely to feel that they are not completely protected against security threats, with nine in ten reporting as such Medium-sized organisations Enterprise organisations 90% 72% RD&T 64% 88% Although finance organisations are the most likely to be confident that they are protected against all security threats, almost two thirds of organisations in this sector are still not protected Services & Utilities 84% Finance Manufacturing 88%
  4. 4. Malware as a threat to IT security Source: Vanson BourneOrganisations perceived threats to IT security (malware) Eight in ten organisations feel that malware provides a threat to IT security… … Yet only one in ten are entirely confident that their organisation is protected from malware issues Organisations who have increased their spend on IT security are almost three times more likely to feel completely protected against malware, compared to organisations who have not increased their spending 19% 7% Increased spend on IT security Not increased spend on IT security Finance 20%8% Finance organisations are half as likely to be entirely protected against malware issues than organisation in the services and utilities sector Services & Utilities
  5. 5. The use of personal cloud storage presents IT security threats to seven in ten organisations Source: Vanson BourneOrganisations perceived threats to IT security (personal cloud storage) Less than one in ten enterprise organisations are entirely confident that they have the necessary control and protection in place to completely remove any threats from personal cloud storage RD&TManufacturingMedium-sized organisations Services & Utilities Enterprise organisations Finance 8% 12% 76% 68% 68% 68% More than three quarters of organisations in the finance sector feel that the use of personal cloud storage presents IT security threats Personal cloud storage as a threat to IT security
  6. 6. Source: Vanson BourneOrganisations knowledge of previous cyber threats and attacks they have faced But are organisations aware of cyber threats and attacks? Three quarters of organisations agree that they cannot be 100% certain they know of every cyber threat or attack they have faced 75% Organisations who spend less than 5% of their IT budget on security are most likely to feel that they cannot be 100% certain they know of all cyber threats and attacks they have faced 83% Spend less than 5% of IT budget on security 73% Spend 5% - 10% of IT budget on security 69% Spend more than 10% of IT budget on security Enterprise organisations RD&T 84% 84% More than eight in ten enterprise size organisations and organisations in the retail, distribution and transport sector are not certain they know of all cyber threats and attacks they faced
  7. 7. www.vansonbourne.com Email: enquiries@vansonbourne.com Tel: 01635 550449 Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn If you’d like to know more…. About our global B2B and B2C technology research services
  8. 8. Research snapshot – A corporate view of IT Security Threats Vanson Bourne, Summer 2013

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