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Measure and reduce your information risk

Data management across Europe – changes and best practice in information risk

Download the new PwC whitepaper ‘Beyond awareness: the growing urgency for data management in the European mid-market’ for full research findings and key recommendations to help your business mitigate information risk.

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PwC’s second annual Information Risk Maturity Index highlights changes in information security, while also exploring the attitudes and obstacles that are preventing businesses from realising the full value of their data.

Expanding upon last year’s study, the 2013 report provides a comparative analysis of how mid-size businesses are tackling risk, and provides practical recommendations to help your business be better prepared.

Download the 2013 whitepaper ‘Beyond awareness: the growing urgency for data management in the European mid-market’ to see how 600 mid-market companies across six European countries scored. Compare how your country and sector measure up, and learn how the most successful companies avoid information risk.

“The business world has changed and companies in all countries and across industries, are now routinely sharing information across business borders, whether it's with business partners or employees’ personal devices. It is no longer only an IT challenge; business leaders need to make sure they are protecting what is most critical to their organisation’s growth and reputation.” Andrew Miller, PwC Information Security Director

“A year ago, our assessment of the readiness of European firms to cope with information risk revealed a landscape of complacency and carelessness that was putting firms at unacceptable risk of data breaches. The report card for 2013 clearly states ‘some progress, but must do better’. In today’s hybrid paper-digital information world, firms risk drowning in a swamp of complexity and confusion unless they take charge of their information. A responsible, ethical and accountable approach to data is vital if firms want to realise the benefits of this important business asset and to deserve, and preserve, hard won brand reputation and customer loyalty.”
Christian Toon, Head of Information Risk, Iron Mountain