Perspectives and Pathways to
Sovereignty and Transformation
Despite the economic and geopolitical tensions that arose in 2022, enterprises continued to invest in their operations and their digital transformation. Organizations balanced security and privacy risks with opportunities opened by new technologies and business models. The 2023 Thales Global Data Threat Report, conducted with nearly 3,000 respondents across 18 countries, in roles ranging from senior executive leaders to individual practitioners, illustrates how influencers and decision-makers manage this balance; considers their attitudes, perceptions, realities and expectations for the years ahead; looks at the influencers and decision-makers driving enterprise security policies and practices; and highlights changes over time.
Analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence, based on a survey of nearly 3,000 security professionals worldwide
2023 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition
The 2023 Data Threat Report highlights human error as a primary cause of data breaches, the growing importance of digital sovereignty, and the challenges faced in securing multicloud environments. With improving security attitudes but lagging outcomes, organizations are focusing on stronger MFA adoption to protect sensitive data.
We’re only human
The #1 root cause of cloud data breach is human error.
Identity, and access management (IAM) has been identified as a top mitigating control for data breaches - 28% of respondents identified IAM as the top security technology most effective in protecting sensitive data from cyberattacks.
65%While Strong MFA adoption increased to
Post quantum cryptography moves further from the academic to the real world
Enterprises should begin today to inventory and simplify their encryption deployments.
62%of respondents said network decryption was the security threat of greatest concern.
Digital Sovereignty is an emerging strategic initiative
96%of respondents consider designating or changing the location and jurisdiction or full data encryption are acceptable measures to achieve various levels of digital sovereignty.
62%of enterprises have at least 5 enterprise key management systems adding to the complexity.
ONLY 49% of organizations have a formal RANSOMWARE response plan, compared to 48% in 2022 when we first asked.
Enterprises continue to see a serious threat landscape. As data sovereignty and protection regulations around the world tighten, security teams will need far more confidence in where their data is being stored and the measures in place to protect it.”