2017 IT Security and Privacy Survey | Protiviti - United States

2017 IT Security and Privacy Survey

2017 IT Security and Privacy Survey

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Protiviti’s 2017 IT Security and Privacy Survey

Global cybersecurity risk has never been higher, yet its magnitude is almost certain to intensify in the months and years to come.  Cybercriminal activity against global companies surged in the past year, and there are growing signs – including expert analysis – suggesting that a form of global cyberwar has commenced.

Although these attacks vary in their intent, businesses remain in the crosshairs of these incursions.  In addition to being something for which a company requires strong defenses, information security also needs to be planned for as organizations consider and deploy new approaches to generate revenue.  Such conditions make cybersecurity a critical organizational priority and a top concern in the boardroom, C-suite, information technology function, and every area of the business.

It is imperative that boards and executive leadership keep close tabs on the state of their company’s cybersecurity programs.  Protiviti’s latest Security and Privacy Survey delivers insights on the specific policies and qualities that distinguish top-performing companies from other organizations with regard to security and privacy practices.  Our survey also identifies prime opportunities companies can leverage to strengthen their security capabilities.

Positive signs are particularly evident in companies where 1) the board of directors is highly engaged  in information security matters; and 2) management has in place a robust set of key information security policies.

 

 

Top 4 Key Findings:

  1. Having an engaged board and a comprehensive set of security policies make a huge difference.
  2. Most organizations need to enhance their data classification and management.
  3. Security effectiveness hinges on policies as well as people.
  4. Vendor risk management must mature.

 

 

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Content Contributed by:

Kurt Underwood
Managing Director
+1.503.889.7771
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Scott Laliberte
Managing Director
+1.267.256.8825
[email protected]
Cal Slemp
Managing Director
+1.203.905.2926
[email protected] 
Jeff Sanchez
Managing Director
+1.213.327.1433
[email protected]
David Adamson
Managing Director
+61.02.8220.9500
[email protected]
Billy Gouveia
Managing Director
+1.212.708.6391
[email protected]
Daniel Hansen
Managing Director
+1.415.402.3697
[email protected]
Mark Lippman
Managing Director
+1.571.382.7807
[email protected]
Chris Louden
Managing Director
+1.703.350.4397
[email protected]
Michael Porier
Managing Director
+1.713.314.5030
[email protected]
Andrew Retrum
Managing Director
+1.312.476.6353
[email protected]
Ryan Rubin
Managing Director
+44.207.389.0436
[email protected]
David Stanton
Managing Director
+1.469.374.2488
[email protected]
David J. Taylor
Managing Director
+1.407.849.3916
[email protected]
Michael Walter
Managing Director
+1.404.926.4301
[email protected]
 

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