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More than a quarter of the top people, 27 percent, think that investments in security have a negative return on investment (ROI). This is shown by The Global State of Online Digital Trust Survey and Index 2018, which was conducted by CA Technologies.

More than three-quarters of the respondents say that in the past they were part of a public data leak, reports SecurityIntelligence. According to the authors of the report, “more than a quarter of the top people are deaf to the modern challenges of security and the implications of data breaches, not learning from previous mistakes”.

Among the employees in cyber security, the opinion is very different. Only 7 percent of them think that investments in security produce a negative ROI.

No profit

Within the security of information, ROI is a difficult subject, says CSO Online. Investments in digital security do not result in more profit, but help to prevent losses or provide more savings if a security incident occurs. Higher turnover should therefore not be part of the decision whether or not to invest in digital security, according to CSO Online.

Moreover, ROI should not be what measures the effectiveness of a digital security programme. Instead, senior executives and board members should focus on the first principles of network protection. For that to happen, top people first have to decide how these guards should spend their time and what they should achieve.

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