- CSC Global CIO Survey: - 2014-2015
CIOs Emerge as Disruptive Innovators
cybersecurity
Cybersecurity remains the top priority for the fourth straight year of the CSC Global CIO Survey. With the steady growth of mobility, cloud and application development initiatives, we don't expect this perspective to change any time soon.

Cybersecurity remains chief among IT concerns. Discover how leaders around the globe view this all-important measure.

In 2013, 78% of all respondents saw cybersecurity as a major concern in the next 3–5 years. That focus has only intensified in the intervening year. In 2014, 82% of all respondents cited cybersecurity as a high or critical concern for the next 12 months, the highest percentage across all surveyed categories.

Priorities for the coming 12 months
(total, all respondents)

82
cybersecurity
70
app modernization
69
big data
67
mobility
64
private cloud
59
hybrid cloud

A 26% gap separates all industries when it comes to prioritization of cybersecurity initiatives, with the financial services sector in front and the government/public sector bringing up the rear. Notably, only two industries fell below 80% of respondents seeing cybersecurity as a top priority.

Cybersecurity initiatives are a high or critical priority
(by industry)

91
financial services
86
manufacturing
85
retail/tech/media
81
healthcare
74
telecommunications
65
government/public sector

Although 65% of respondents from the government/public sector industry cited cybersecurity as an area of high or critical priority for the coming year, 16% of respondents from this same group believe cybersecurity hinders innovation, the highest such response from any industry.

Belief that cybersecurity has a negative impact on innovation
(by industry)

government/public sector

16
6
telecommunications
6
retail/tech/media
5
financial services
5
manufacturing
5
healthcare
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Explore this infographic on the top trends in the CSC Global CIO Survey.

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