Report maps enterprise cyber security challenges

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:18

SailPoint has published the results of its 9th annual Market Pulse Survey which explores how enterprises are managing cyber security, amid an evolving threat landscape. This years’ Market Pulse Survey found that of the 50 percent who reported being breached in 2016, the average material impact to the business was £3.1 million ($4m). The survey also found that 35 percent of companies suffered two or more breaches in the last twelve months. Unfortunately, 3 in 5 expect to be breached during 2017, with 29 percent believing they won't even know they were breached when it happens. As a result, survey respondents are focused on mitigating their exposure points as an organization; with 65 percent seeing identity management as a foundation of their security strategy.

The SailPoint Market Pulse Survey was conducted by research firm Vanson Bourne to interview 600 senior IT decision-makers at organizations with at least 1,000 employees across Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The report found some common areas of risk that organizations need to address:

The complete results of the 2017 SailPoint Market Pulse Survey are available at