Research Report: Security Management and Operations: Changes on the Horizon
ESG Research Report
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) conducted an in-depth research survey on the subject of security management and operations with 315 North American-based security professionals working at enterprise-class (i.e., 1,000 employees or more) organizations. For the purposes of this project, survey respondents were asked a series of questions about their organization’s information security philosophy, staffing, and services, as well as security management and operations technology adoption, and purchasing plans.
Report Info
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • The ESG Security Management and Operations Segmentation Model
    • The State of Security Management and Operations
    • The Evolving Security Organization
    • Security Organization Responsibilities
    • Security Services Trends
    • Risk Management Strategies
    • Security Controls Effectiveness and Testing
    • Situational Awareness
    • Assessing the State of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
    • Changing Attitudes Toward Security Management
  • Conclusions
    • Research Implications for Technology Vendors
    • Research Implications for IT Professionals
  • Research Methodology
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Role in Purchasing Decisions
    • Respondents by Current Responsibility
    • Respondents by Number of Employees
    • Respondents by Industry
    • Respondents by Annual Revenue