TELUS-Rotman survey on IT Security

Telus is conducting their second annual TELUS-Rotman survey on IT Security. The survey created in partnership by TELUS Security Labs and the Rotman School of Management aims to enhance understanding of IT security related issues and practices among Canadian analysts and business managers.

Last year, the study produced valuable information around the impact of IT security on Canadian businesses. Some highlights from the 2008 study are as follows:

  • Canadian publicly traded companies lost an average of $637,500 due to breaches and government organizations lost $321,429.
  • Those who did not invest materially in application security technologies were 3 times more likely to report website defacements.
  • The average salary for those in positions of Director and above was $106,863 and $84,127 for those in positions lower than that of director.

Complete the 2009 survey online. The full report will be provided free of charge to all participants in September.