Main reasons companies took information security initiatives in Europe 2015

This statistic displays the reasons driving companies to undertake information security initiatives in Europe in 2015, by category. A majority share of respondents (46.3 percent) responded 'safeguarding the company's assets' as the primary reason for their security initiatives.

Main reasons driving companies to undertake information security initiatives in Europe in 2015

Share of respondents
Safeguarding the company's assets46.3
Compliance with laws and regulations46.1
Internal policy42.4
Competitive advantage/brand reputation26.5
Reducing information security losses and related costs26.3
Recommended by customers14.4
Recommended in an information security audit9.9
Other stakeholders' concern/pressure9.7
Need to disclose information security performance9.7
Other3.4
Tax incentives or rebates1.2
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Source

Release date

October 2015

Region

Europe

Survey time period

July 2015

Number of respondents

486 respondents

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The survey was conducted in July 2015. The 486 European participants were part of a larger group of 1,192 professionals who work at companies in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors across different industries in Europe, North America, Central & South America and Asia.

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