Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016

Cyber attacks are on the rise across the globe, so it’s no surprise to find that confidence is down in New Zealand when it comes to IT security and safeguarding data.

Findings of this year’s Global State of Information Security Survey show that 65 per cent of New Zealand respondents are confident or somewhat confident in their own security activities this year, compared to 83 per cent last year. When it comes to partners and suppliers, 82 per cent of respondents had confidence in their third parties last year, compared with just 57 per cent this year.

This survey of worldwide information security practices aims to understand how executives and industry leaders view current and future challenges related to cyber security. In essence, it shines the spotlight on what organisations are doing – and plan to do – when it comes to managing the real business risk associated with their information security and data assets.

As more New Zealand organisations embrace a risk-based approach of identifying and protecting information assets (rather than trying to build a fortress around their entire digital footprint) many are waking up to the realities of their data security risks.

For more on data security and answering the big cyber questions for your organisation, visit PwC digital.

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Adrian van Hest

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