The State of Risk-Based Security 2013 Methodology

A sampling frame of 24,550 individuals of U.S. organizations and 18,012 of U.K. individuals who work in IT operations, IT security, business op- erations, compliance/internal audit and enterprise risk management were selected for this survey. As shown in Table 1, 918 respondents completed the survey in the U.S. and 706 in the U.K. Screening and reliability checks removed 169 surveys in the U.S. and 135 in the U.K. The final sample in the U.S. was 749 surveys (a 3.1% response rate) and in the U.K. was 571 surveys (a 3.2% response rate).