Information security helps
The findings of an opinion poll revealed that 82 percent of customers of Indian
IT companies are more concerned about information security than ever before,
while 76 percent of customers of US IT companies are concerned about information
NASSCOM and Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) jointly announced
the findings of a NASSCOM-ITAA opinion poll on information security market and
The poll was conducted across 95 NASSCOM member companies and 20 ITAA member
companies, covering questions ranging from the role and importance of information
security in an organization and growing importance of information security practices
as a source of competitive advantage.
75 percent of Indian companies and 82 percent of the US companies agree that
sophisticated information security offerings and practices offer a competitive
advantage. Information security practices are a critical selling point while
marketing their products and services to global clients for 75 percent of Indian
companies and 64 percent of US companies.
Majority of respondents in Indian and US companies are of the view that the
respective governments need to do more in the information security space. In
India, the concern is around legislation and effective use of information security
practices for e-governance and critical infrastructure protection.