Tripwire RSA Survey: Target Breach Has Larger Impact Than Snowden Leaks on Cybersecurity Budgets, Executive Awareness

Tripwire Survey Examines Views of Over 150 Information Security Professionals at Annual Information Security Conference

Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 06, 2014

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, today announced the results of a survey of over 150 attendees at the RSA Conference USA 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Survey respondents were asked which security event, the Target data breach or Snowden leaks, had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of cybersecurity.

  •     52 percent of the respondents said the Target breach had a greater impact on their security budgets;
  •     56 percent of the respondents said the Target breach had a greater impact on their executives’ security awareness;
  •     27 percent of the respondents said neither the Target breach nor the Snowden leaks impacted their security budget.

“It’s not surprising that the Target breach is having a significant impact on most organizations,” said Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer for Tripwire. “The Target breach involved a lot of money, something enterprises understand in a very concrete way.”

Melancon continued: “The visibility of the Target breach, and the resulting financial ripple effect, has definitely gotten the attention of executives, particularly when it comes to third party security risks. Many IT organizations will use this increase in awareness to increase security budgets, but the really smart IT security leaders will use this opportunity to engage with the organization in a more strategic, business-focused way. Those who pursue this critical alignment of security with business goals will gain both resources and executive mindshare over the long haul, not just during this recent storm.”

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About Tripwire
Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, enabling enterprises, government agencies and service providers to effectively connect security to their business. Tripwire provides the broadest set of foundational security controls including security configuration management, vulnerability management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. Tripwire solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, business context and security business intelligence allowing extended enterprises to protect sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats.


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