2017 Strategic Cybersecurity Investments Study What Key Investments Will Top Institutions Make to Respond to Evolving Threats?

From new strains of ransomware to a surge in business email compromise and record-setting DDoS attacks, the 2017 threat landscape is taking shape. What is less clear is: What strategic cybersecurity investments are leading financial institutions making to respond to these evolving threats? Moreover, who in the C suite is engaged in deciding these investments, and what consideration do they give to balancing security with the friction-less customer experience?

Take ISMG's new 2017 Strategic Cybersecurity Investments Study, and help us determine:

  • What are the key cybersecurity investments being made today not just to counter current threats, but to protect institutions in the future, as threats further evolve?
  • What is the decision-making process for cybersecurity investments, and who - from the boardroom to the business suite to IT - has say and accountability for these decisions?
  • Are these investments increasingly made with an eye toward preserving a smooth customer experience, or does security trump convenience?

Fill out the survey below and help determine where - and how - leading financial institutions are investing their cybersecurity resources in 2017.



  1. How you do you assess your organization's overall cybersecurity posture, compared to peers in your sector?
  2. What is your organization's cybersecurity objective when measuring your posture to peers in your sector?
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  3. In the past year, did your organization suffer any cybersecurity incidents - either from external or internal attack - that resulted in the compromise or exposure of sensitive information?
  4. If you answered "yes" to the previous question, what was the business impact of the incident(s)? (select all that apply)
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  5. Which are the cybersecurity threat actors that currently concern you the most? (select all that apply)
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  6. How do you assess the effectiveness of the cybersecurity controls you currently deploy?
  7. What do you believe to be the biggest gaps in your current cybersecurity defenses? (select all that apply)
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  8. How far into the future does your current cybersecurity strategy envision?
  9. Does your organization currently engage in any formal information-sharing programs within your region, industry or with law enforcement to help inform your cybersecurity strategy?
  10. As a result of budget or staffing restraints, which project(s) will you NOT fund in 2017? (select all that apply)
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