Few white-collar professions face as much mounting pressure as the information security trade. It is a discipline that, due to the widely publicized data breach epidemic, has suddenly crept out from behind the shadows of the mysterious, isolated and technical — and into the public and business mainstream. Recognizing this, Trustwave last year unveiled its inaugural edition of the Security Pressures Report to quantify, as best we could, the feeling of tension and hardship facing so many in the information security industry. Our goal was to measure the sources of strain in-house security pros face on a daily basis — from digital threats, to resource shortages, to emerging technologies, to executive demands, to breach fallout — then offer suggestions to mollify them. We have continued this important endeavor with the 2015 Security Pressures Report.
More than 1,000 IT security professionals in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada were polled this time, during an astonishingly active year for security incidents, intrusions and data loss. Their answers differ, of course, depending on how security and risk are perceived within their organizations — from those entities where passing an audit still reigns king to organizations where security is ingrained into the culture, leading to advanced threat modeling, real-time analysis and detection, and incident response.
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