The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014 is a worldwide study by PwC, CIO magazine,and CSO magazine. It was conducted online fromFebruary 1, 2013, to April 1, 2013. Readers of CIOand CSO magazines and clients of PwC from aroundthe globe were invited via e-mail to take the survey.The results discussed in this report are based on theresponses of more than 9,600 executives includingCEOs, CFOs, CISOs, CIOs, CSOs, vice presidents, anddirectors of IT and information security from 115countries. Thirty-six percent (36%) of respondentswere from North America, 26% from Europe, 21%from Asia Pacific, 16% from South America, and2% from the Middle East and Africa. The margin oferror is less than 1%. All figures and graphics in thisreport, unless otherwise noted, were sourced fromsurvey results.