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HIGH PERFORMANCE SECURITY REPORT 2016


PERCEPTION VS.

REALITY

Canadian organizations are confident in their ability to protect themselves, yet breach rates are alarmingly high.



 


We recently surveyed 2,000 security executives from 12 industries and 15 countries globally, including 124 from Canada. We found that about one in three focused, targeted breach attempts in Canada succeeded.

Still, 65 percent of Canadian respondents were “confident” they were doing the right things with their security strategies, and a similar number said security is “completely embedded” in their cultures, with support from the highest-level executives.

Clearly, there’s a disconnect.

Surviving in this increasingly risky environment requires a cybersecurity “re-boot” to embrace an end-to-end approach that recognizes a spectrum of threats, minimizes exposure and identifies high-priority assets. This takes a few fundamental steps.

An organization will face over a hundred focused, targeted breach attempts every year… one in three of these will result in a successful security breach.

High Performance Security Report 2016

On average an organization will face 106 targeted cyberattacks each year




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REBOOT YOUR APPROACH

REBOOT YOUR

APPROACH


See the Canadian findings from our global survey, and learn what must be done.

THE ACCENTURE

SECURITY INDEX


Redefining security performance and how to achieve it

ABOUT THE

RESEARCH


Accenture Security sought to get an inside view into how companies deal with cyber threats.


OBJECTIVE: Understand how comprehensive company security plans are, how resilient companies are and how much they spend on security.


SURVEYED: 2,000 Security and IT executives, director level and above, at companies with revenues of US$1 billion or more, from 12 industries in 15 countries. Countries and industries as follows:


15 COUNTRIES
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United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Japan and United Arab Emirates.




12 INDUSTRIES
VIEW THE ACCENTURE HIGH PERFORMANCE SECURITY RESEARCH BY INDUSTRY


CommunicationsBanking, Capital Markets, Energy (Oil & Gas), Healthcare (provider & payer), High Technology, Life Sciences, Products, Industrial Equipment, Retail, Utilities, Insurance