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Keyfactor Research Survey: Digital Identity Insights

CSS Presents Cyber Security Survey Results

A National Digital Identity Insights Survey

In Q4 2016, CSS Research surveyed information security professionals on their current and anticipated public key infrastructure (PKI) usage, as well as PKI challenges and plans for 2017.

CSS Research surveyed 105 respondents who manage cyber security tools in an evolving digital authentication landscape nationally.

Key Findings

The 2016 CSS Research national survey revealed the following key findings:

  • 32% of organizations are using PKI for between 1-3 use cases.
  • 61% of businesses consider WiFi to be the most critical use case for PKI. IoT data encryption was considered critical by only 8% of businesses.
  • The majority of organizations are managing between 1-99 digital certificates internally on average.
  • 40% of security professionals are very confident in the health of their PKI, while 42% are moderately confident.
  • 64% of survey respondents reported that new enterprise applications and/or IoT use cases are the driving factors for increased PKI usage in 2017.
  • Over half of businesses will be moving internal applications to the cloud this year.
  • Cyber security is the top security interest of organizations for 2017.


Your Plan of Attack for 2017

The Q4 2016 Digital Identity Insights survey revealed many additional findings which can be reviewed in detail in the Q4 Survey Results Report.

If your security organization is interested in learning more about where PKI is headed this year and how the changes will impact your cyber security practices, or has questions about PKI design and deployment or management, we welcome you to connect with CSS.

Our CSS Research, professional services, and development teams feature experts in the field of digital identity. For over a decade, we’ve been trusted security advisors to more than half of the Fortune 500.