Less than a third of organizations have overall formal cyber security policy: Evans Data

More organizations, 34%, have an informal policy that is adopted by various departments throughout the company

Less than a third of organizations have overall formal cyber security policy: Evans Data - CIO&Leader

Cyber security has become one of the most talked about issues today, however, only 31% of software developers say their organization has an overall formal security policy that is uniformly adhered to throughout the company, according to Evan Data’s Global Development Survey. More organizations, 34%, have an informal policy that is adopted by various departments throughout the company, while another quarter either have no particular policy or one that is piecemeal and defined by the various departments themselves. 

Those developers within the APAC region are the most likely to cite an overall formal cyber security strategy, according to the global survey of over 1500 developers in conducted in six languages over four major geographical regions. In North America and the EMEA region organizations are more likely to have an informal policy that does not extend across the whole enterprise. EMEA is also the region where more organizations with no particular policy at all are found.

In addition, only 26% of developers worldwide say they are developing their apps to run on secure and trusted systems. However an additional 19% expect to be doing this within the next 6 months.

“Recent events have highlighted the need for enhanced cyber security,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, “but security has been a top issue for software developers for quite some time and across many disciplines. We have consistently seen the developers themselves citing security as a chief concern so there is frustration that their companies aren’t taking an overall approach.”


Event date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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