nCircle's Annual Information Security and Compliance Trend Study to Deliver Data Specific to U.S. Federal Initiatives, Oversight and Legislation Trends
Over 100 Federal IT Security Professionals Weigh In as the Need to Demonstrate Risk and Security Performance of Federal Systems Intensifies
San Francisco, CA—July 10, 2012— nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management solutions, today announced that the nCircle 2012 Information Security and Compliance Trend Study includes a new feature to address trends specific to the U.S. federal government. The company surveyed over 100 respondents in the federal IT security community including senior management, IT operations, security professionals, and risk and audit managers from government agencies and contractor organizations.
nCircle has conducted the annual study for three years, and this year decided to add targeted questions to focus on several key federal information security initiatives significantly impacting government risk management.
Federal respondents were asked to answer questions such as:
- Has the practice of monthly reporting into CyberScope reduced your agency's FISMA compliance burden?
- Have you seen measurable reductions in your agency's risk, based on continuous monitoring efforts to date?
- Have FedRAMP's baseline security controls advanced your agency's migration to the cloud?
- As government expands its use of mobile devices, do you have a strategy for monitoring them?
"In order for the government to realize success in its push toward security automation as a means of improving the risk profile of its systems, goals must be clearly defined for programs such as CyberScope/CyberStat, Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and others," said Keren Cummins, nCircle's director of federal markets. "The new section of nCircle's annual survey was designed to provide federal decision makers with data that will help them make informed decisions about what is working and not working, and to help shape successful agency programs."
The online and in-person study was conducted between April 19 and July 6, 2012, and will be released next month.
nCircle has supported federal customers since the company's inception and currently works with most major cabinet-level agencies including the Office of the President. nCircle will continue to track high-impact federal initiatives as they evolve in future annual trend studies.
nCircle is the leading provider of information risk and security performance management solutions to more than 6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle solutions may be deployed on a customer's premises, as a cloud-based service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.
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