Tenable Network Security 2016 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

How Confident Are You in the Effectiveness of Your Security?

Executive Summary

Tenable Network Security’s inaugural Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card measures how enterprise IT security professionals view their organization’s ability to assess cybersecurity risks and to mitigate threats that can exploit those risks.

Tenable surveyed 504 security practitioners worldwide and assigned indices and grades to the responding organizations by country and by industry. Security professionals collectively reported just 73% on the Risk Assessment Index and 79% on the Security Assurance Index, averaging out to earn a 76% -- an unremarkable “C.” Additional insights reveal cloud and mobile devices are still pain points for organizations worldwide, and although security professionals are confident in the ability of their tools to detect risks and convey threats to their business executives, many feel their boards aren’t on the same page.

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76%

Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

An average of the global risk asessment and security assurance indices, this score represents the overall confidence levels of security practitioners that the world’s cyber defenses are meeting expectations

73%

Global Risk Assessment Index

Represents the organization’s ability to assess cybersecurity risks across 10 key components of enterprise IT infrastructure

79%

Global Security Assurance Index

Represents the organization’s ability to mitigate threats by investing in security infrastructure fueled by executive- and board-level commitment

By Country

  Global USA Canada UK Singapore Germany Australia
Risk Assessment 73% 77% 70% 73% 69% 69% 69%
Security Assurance 79% 83% 84% 74% 75% 74% 69%
Overall Score 76% 80% 77% 74% 72% 72% 69%
Overall Grade C B- C+ C C- C- D+

By Industry

  Financial Services Telecom & Technology Retail Manufacturing Health Care Government Education
Risk Assessment 79% 77% 75% 72% 72% 63% 65%
Security Assurance 84% 85% 79% 80% 75% 70% 64%
Overall Score 81% 81% 77% 76% 73% 66% 64%
Overall Grade B- B- C+ C C D D

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