As 2016 races to its conclusion, IT professionals around the world don’t have a tremendous amount of confidence for improved cyber-security in 2017.

Tenable Network Security released its 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card Dec. 5, providing insight into cyber-security confidence perspectives based on a survey of 700 security professionals across nine countries and seven different industry verticals. On a global basis, the global cyber-security confidence score came in at 70 percent, or a C- grade, down six points from 2016. Looking at specific geographies, India ranked first overall at 84 percent, while the United States came in second at 78 percent.

At the bottom of the list, Japan—the only country to get a failing grade—came in at 48 percent.
In terms of industry verticals, Retail ranked the highest, at 76 percent, while Government ranked the lowest, at 63 percent.

The report card is comprised of a Security Assurance Index score as well as a Risk Assessment Index score.

Among the key trends on the Risk Assessment side is a sharp decline in security professionals’ ability to assess mobile security properly.

For the 2017 report, the risk assessment score for mobile devices came in at 57 percent, down from 65 percent in 2016.
In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the key highlights from the Tenable Network Security 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card.

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