Ponemon Institute - Risk & Innovation in Cybersecurity Investments
Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the results of Risk & Innovation in Cybersecurity Investments, an industry survey sponsored by Lockheed Martin. The purpose of this research is to understand how people, processes and the desire to be innovative affect cybersecurity technology investment decisions.
We surveyed 618 U.S.-based information technology (IT) and security practitioners involved in determining investments in cybersecurity technologies. As shown in Figure 1, business objectives are most influential in deciding on a specific technology (73 percent of respondents) with security risk a close second (68 percent of respondents). Compliance with regulations is least influential. In the context of this research, we define security innovation as “the use of enabling technologies and personnel in new ways to create a more secure and efficient organization and improve alignment between security initiatives and business goals”. We asked respondents to rate their organizations’ level of security innovation. Only 32 percent ofrespondents felt their company is achieving a high level of innovation.