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2017 Global State of

Information Security Survey

2017 Global State of Information Security Survey conducted by PwC, CSO and CIO. Confidential.

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This year, organizations are prioritizing spending on broad
strategies to strengthen their digital ecosystems.
Security priorities in 2016 emphasize internal collaboration, new security
safeguards for evolving business models and the Internet of Things.

51%

44%

46%

46%

46%

Information
security
spending
priorities for
2016
Biometrics &
advanced
authentication

Digital enterprise
architecture

Security for the
Internet of Things

New security needs
Improved
related to evolving collaboration among
business models
business,
digital & IT

59%
Say digitization
has increased
information
security spending

Q. What types of security safeguards does your organization plan to invest in over the next 12 months? AND What impact has digitization of the
business ecosystem had on your organization’s security spending?

2017 Global State of Information Security Survey conducted by PwC, CSO and CIO. Confidential.

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As the Internet of Things takes off, organizations are moving to
update their cybersecurity and privacy safeguards.
Key initiatives address data governance, device and system interconnectivity,
and employee training. Consumer privacy is also a priority.

32%

34%

35%

35%

37%

46%

Policies,
technologies
and people
skills being
implemented
for the Internet
of Things
Uniform
Policies &
Employee training Assess device &
cybersecurity
technologies to
on IoT security
system
standards &
safeguard against
practices
interconnectivity &
policies for IoT consumer privacy
vulnerability
devices &
violations
across the
systems
business
ecosystem

New data
collection,
retention &
destruction
policies

Are investing in
a security strategy
for the Internet
of Things

Q. What policies, technologies and people skills does your organization plan to implement over the next 12 months to address the cybersecurity
and privacy risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT)? AND What types of security safeguards does your organization plan to invest in
over the next 12 months?

2017 Global State of Information Security Survey conducted by PwC, CSO and CIO. Confidential.

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Big Data Analytics
Use analytics?

40%
25%

Benefits
57%

16%
Currently in place Not in place but a
priority for 2017

52%

47%

45%

43%

38%

Currently
outsourced

11%

12%

No plans to adopt

Don't know

37%
28%
17%

Improved
Improved
Better visibility
Improved
understanding of understanding of into anomalous understanding of
external security internal security network activity user behaviour
threats
threats

Improved ability Provides advance Has prevented
We have
Improved forensic
to quickly identify warning of cyber security incidents detected more
investigations
and respond to
incidents
security incidents
security incidents

2%

2%

Do not know

Other

Q. What are the most significant benefits of a Big Data-driven security capability? AND Does your organization employ Big Data analytics to model for and
identify information security incidents?
2017 Global State of Information Security Survey conducted by PwC, CSO and CIO. Confidential.

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Respondents are embracing managed security services to
extend and enhance their cybersecurity capabilities.
Organizations say they rely on managed security services for highly technical initiatives
such as authentication, data loss prevention and identity management.

48%

55%

60%

61%

64%

62%

Types of
managed
security
services used
Threat
intelligence

Real-time
monitoring &
anlytics

Identity & access
management

Data loss
prevention

Authentication

Use managed
security services
for cybersecurity
& privacy

Q. Does your organization use managed security services in its cybersecurity and privacy programs? AND Which of the following managed
security services does your organization use?

2017 Global State of Information Security Survey conducted by PwC, CSO and CIO. Confidential.

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