Gauging Security ROI


The InformationWeek /Accenture Global Information Security survey asked more than 1,100 business technology professionals, “How does your company measure the value of your security investments?”

Fewer worker hours spent on security-related issues—43%

Better protection of customer records—35%

Decline in breaches—33%

Decline in amount of network downtime—33%

Improved protection of intellectual property—27%

Better risk-management strategies—25%

Reduction in incident-response time—24%

We don’t measure the value—24%

* Multiple responses permitted.

Source: 2007 Global Information Security survey, Accenture and CMP Technology’s Information Week, www.accenture.com and www.informationweek.com .

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