November 30, 2010, 2:04 PM — Survey statistics and research studies are a great way to help you recognize impending threats and emerging attack vectors. Data can even help you identify and substantiate the need for specific budgetary increases to the C-suite. So we've compiled this semi-exhaustive list (it certainly made us tired, anyway) of where to find research-backed data you can use.
Where possible we've made note of some key facts about each survey to help you decide its potential value: the number and type of respondents, who sponsored the survey (if a security product or service vendor was involved, which could influence the perception of bias), and whether the report requires registration or a fee.
This list will be updated and expanded on CSOonline.com. Have suggestions about additional data sources? Email CSO editor Derek Slater at email@example.com. Data sources will be added, removed or modified at the whim of the editor. (We like to be inclusive but make no promises.) Many thanks to Shawna McAlearney for compiling the bulk of the initial directory.
Last update: 11/29/10. Additions planned ASAP: Click fraud, brand abuse, GRC, software security
Research Survey & Study Categories (click to skip directly to any category)
Risk Management and Security Leadership
Conducted by: CSO
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