Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Security and Risk Management in China, 2013

Published: 15 April 2013

ID: G00231436

Analyst(s): Carsten Casper, Andrew Walls, Rob McMillan

Summary

There are significant differences in the approach to information security in China in comparison to the West. Some weaknesses are being addressed, and security budgets are being bolstered.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Chinese Organizations Currently Prioritize Technologies That Directly Control and Protect Information Assets Over Those That Secure Infrastructure
  • Budgets and Staffing Numbers Are Expected to Increase Mildly Over the Next Fiscal Year
  • Chinese Organizations Are on the Cusp of Broad Improvement in Security Posture and Maturity Capability
  • The Governance Approach Is Similar to the West, but Privacy Is Not a Priority for Chinese Organizations
  • China Has a Far More Conservative Approach to Allowing Sensitive Information Into an Outsourced Environment
  • Application Weaknesses Have Come Into Focus, and a Large, Remedial Effort Is Under Way
  • Distribution of Information Security Spending Differs From the West
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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