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Security Barometer: Top Security Risk to Organizations Today - 2016

Created by the Security Executive Council

Every organization faces unique challenges. The industry and the culture of the organization impact the perspectives of the risk management personnel working within that particular environment. This means that there is no right or wrong answer to the question "What is the top security risk to your organization today?"

Instead, our goal is to help identify trends and provide you information to consider and compare to what you are seeing within your organization.



Top Risks as Reported in 2015

We have been asking for your opinion regarding top risks since 2010. You can compare the results from this latest poll to the results from 2015 shown below.



Top Risks as Reported in 2013







Top Risks as Reported in 2012





Top Risks as Reported in 2010

Note that in 2010 we asked the question a little differently, letting the respondent select up to five top risks instead of asking for the one top risk as we did in the 2012 survey.



For more information on this topic see Risk-Based Security: Risk Assessment

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Copyright Security Executive Council. Last Updated: July 17, 2018

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