The Field Report with Tom Field

Last Chance: Take the 2010 Banking Information Security Today Survey

Last Chance: Take the 2010 Banking Information Security Today Survey

If you haven't, then stop reading and do so now. Time is running out - we're closing the survey soon. This is your last chance to be a part of setting the banking/security agenda for 2010 - to have your say on the topics we all will be discussing throughout the year.

And don't forget: Results of this survey will be announced at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Tues., March 2 - just over a week away.

I've taken a peek at some of the early returns, and they're eye-opening. 

If you have taken the survey, well, I've got to tell you: I've peeked at some of the early returns, and they're eye-opening. When it comes to fraud, regulatory compliance, vendor management, mobile banking and social networking ... let's just say we're going to have some interesting conversations about these topics!

I do want to give you a sneak preview of one question that caught my eye. We asked: What are your greatest spending priorities in 2010? Here are the top three responses:

  • Regulatory Compliance Improvements: 63%
  • Risk Management Improvements: 60%
  • Training: 27%

Training. Training -- I like seeing that priority emerge so high on the list! It tells me two things: 1) The results of this survey are falling right in line with our recent Information Security Today: Career Trends Survey, which showed that training was high atop the agenda for information security professionals and their employers; 2) This answer indicates that organizations are feeling better as they emerge from the recession, and they're investing in staff development. Encouraging signs, both.

That's it. I don't want to tip our hand any further. I just want to encourage you: Take time now to take the 2010 Banking Information Security Today survey, please. This is your agenda, after all, and I want to ensure we've got your input.

And drop me a line, by the way, if you're going to be at RSA. I'll be there for the week, and I'd love to meet you.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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