What is the 2018 Thales Data Threat Report?

What is the 2018 Thales Data Threat Report?

The Thales Data Threat Report presents the results of a comprehensive global survey of data security professionals. It takes the pulse of the security industry, particularly with respect to data threats and breaches. Thales conducts this survey in conjunction with 451 Research. The 2018 report, is based on web and phone interviews conducted in 2017 of 1,200 senior executives in Germany; Japan; India; the Netherlands; Sweden; South Korea; the UK; and the U.S. Most have a major influence on or are the sole decision maker for IT at their respective companies. Respondents represented a number of industries, including: automotive; energy; government; financial services; healthcare; IT; manufacturing; retail; and telecommunications.

In addition to reviewing trends in data threats and compliance, the report looks at:

  • Data breaches experienced
  • Perceived danger of specific kinds of threats (e.g. APT vs. insider threat, etc.)
  • Perceived levels of enterprise vulnerability to data threats
  • Data security spending
  • Motivations for data security spending
  • Barriers to data security adoption
  • Effectiveness ratings of IT security tools

The 2018 Report looks at some topical issues as well, such as digital security for:

  • The cloud and multi-cloud deployments
  • Big data
  • IoT
  • Docker/Containers
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Mobile payments
  • Blockchain

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The report is available in multiple geographic and industry editions including:

Major Markets

Major Verticals