Global Information Security Survey 2014
Get ahead of cybercrime
EY’s Global Information Security Survey (GISS) is one of the longest running and most highly respected surveys of its kind: it is welcomed and eagerly anticipated by our clients and the media around the world. For 17 years, the GISS has helped our clients focus on their current critical risks, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and improve their information security for the future.
There is a rapidly expanding threat landscape, the power of cyber criminals is growing, and organizations are still struggling with a number of roadblocks.
To get cybersecurity right, the first step is to Activate the right foundations. Next, you need to Adapt your cybersecurity so that it becomes more dynamic, better aligned, and integrated into key business processes. And then comes the real opportunity: the chance to Anticipate and get ahead of cybercrime.
Leaps and bounds in technology has not only created gaps in information security coverage, it has also enabled and encouraged cyber criminals eager to exploit these gaps. As companies look to globalize, borders become just lines on a page, rendering traditional protection useless, creating gaps in security and encouraging attackers from every corner of the globe.
Now, the question is not ‘if’ cybercrime will occur, but rather ‘when’.
Companies have made significant moves to respond to information security threats by addressing vulnerabilities with increased resources, training, governance and integration. However, the number and sophistication of threats has also increased, and is challenging information security functions to keep up .
As a result, the gap between what information security functions are doing and should be doing has widened.