This report is based on a global IDC web-based survey of 1,200 executives with responsibility for or influence over IT and data security from nine countries and a range of industries, with a primary emphasis on healthcare, financial services, retail, and federal government organisations. Geographies covered include India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand. Job titles ranged from C-level executives including CEO, CFO, Chief Data Officer, CISO, Chief Data Scientist, and Chief Risk Officer, to SVP/VP, IT Administrator, Security Analyst, Security Engineer, and Systems Administrator. Respondents represented a broad range of organisational sizes, with the majority ranging from 500 to 10,000 employees. The survey was conducted in November 2018.