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Blurring the lines

Information security in a world without boundaries

Blurring the lines


Welcome to our sixth annual global survey examining information security practices and trends across Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT). Information security challenges continue to make headlines. To find out what businesses are doing to fight back, we surveyed executives from over 120 of the world’s largest TMT companies. The results are both surprising and enlightening.

TMT organisations are feeling more confident than ever before in their defence against cyber threats yet information can never be 100 per cent secure with ever evolving and persistent threats. An onslaught of new and growing security threats are becoming more complex, yet security budgets remain relatively flat.

Operating in a hyper-connected world today organisations need to find the best way to maintain and strengthen their information security where new challenges have become are an integral part of the business model.

All of these trends are converging to create an environment where traditional security boundaries are blurry or even non-existent challenging organisations to build a defence against cyber attacks in a world without boundaries.

Key findings

Executives at the world’s largest Technology, Media and Telecommunications companies have replaced compliance with implementing a 2013 security strategy and roadmap as the number one driver for improving information security. The study also reveals that companies are starting to recognize information security to be a fundamental business issue, with companies increasingly focused on cyber resilience, not just security.

The survey, which also identified lack of employee awareness and third party risks as top security vulnerabilities, suggests that TMT organisations should also invest in information security training and awareness for their employees to help mitigate risks from new technologies.

Find out more by downloading the complete report

Blurring the lines: Information security in a world without boundaries (PDF)


James Alexander
Partner, Security
+44 (0)20 7007 3264


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