Cyberattack and incident data—as reported by more than 8,000 client devices in over 100 countries—gives IBM a unique perspective on the major threats to businesses worldwide.
Given this quantity of data, many firms would have created a long, dry publication. This, however, is not a trap IBM has fallen into. The reader is provided with a small number of hard-hitting insights, each delivered in an easy-to-understand and engaging tone.
This publication creates a very positive impression of IBM's knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape and its ability to make sense of complex issues for its clients.
Accenture Institute for High Performance delivers another well-researched, thoughtfully constructed, and action-oriented report.
An online survey of nearly 600 business professionals, interviews with academic experts, and extensive secondary research underpin a strong storyline covering the benefits of using personal data, the risks, and what organisations ought to do differently.
Each section of the report offers a strong focus on the business implications of using personal data as well as a substantial discussion (housed in an easy-to-understand framework) of what firms need to do, leaving the reader prepared to take action.
This is an excellent example of Deloitte bringing together its own industry experts with data scientists to deliver new insights. This particular report is based on analysis of enforcement actions in the banking industry over the last 15 years.
Despite the complexity of the topic and the analysis performed, each finding is clearly summarised. The interested reader will find the explanation comprehensive but easy to follow; the charts support the key messages.
While less prominent on the webpage than in the PDF, Deloitte is particularly good at introducing its authors and providing details to convince the reader of their credibility.