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July 8, 2013

Survey looks at risk based security management

Tripwire, Inc., has announced the first instalment of results from an extensive survey on the state of risk-based security management conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The survey covers risk-based security management program governance and maturity and includes 571 UK and 749 US respondents from the following areas: IT security, IT operations, IT risk management, business operations, compliance/internal audit and enterprise risk management.

“The findings from this report strongly indicate that risk-based security management is still viewed as an IT or security task instead of a business task,” noted Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute. “Unfortunately, the full value of a risk-based approach to security can only be realized when senior business leaders fully participate in the process.”