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Meet the Security Response Leaders

We filtered the survey data to identify respondents who stand out for their security capabilities. The resulting leader group makes up 11% of the overall sample.

To qualify as Security Response Leaders, respondents must assess themselves as highly effective at protecting against the following types of attacks:

  • Breach of personal information about customers (e.g., their preferences, passwords)
  • Threats from insiders within the company
  • Breach of personal information about employees
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) by criminals, governments, or “hacktivists”
  • Breach of customer credit-card or financial information
  • Watch and wait attacks (monitoring of data and activity over time to identify vulnerabilities)

As we analyzed the performance of these Security Response Leaders, we found that they tend to demonstrate more maturity than other respondents across a variety of areas.