Global Security Survey Shows Change
The annual PriceWaterhouseCoopers global information security survey is starting for the coming year. The survey will be conducted during the months of April - June and then the report will be published in various formats, including in CIO Magazine.
Last year's survey - carried out in 2090 but labelled the 2010 survey, focused on the impact of the recession on security. There was a presumption by many that the recession would lead to a reduction in expenditures on security and according to the survey this didn't tend to happen, although there was a less measurable reduction in innovation and expansion in the security area.
Overall, the survey indicated a growing level of congruence between general management and IS management in their view of and approach to IS security from a strategic perspective. The risks associated with systems security are being seen as important to the welfare of the organization as a whole by general management.
The survey can be downloaded from the PWC site and the questionnaire for the current year can be seen here.