"The Global State of Information Security 2006," a worldwide study by CIO, CSO and PricewaterhouseCoopers, was conducted online from April 5 to May 22. Readers of CIO and CSO and clients of PricewaterhouseCoopers from around the globe were invited via e-mail to take the survey. The results shown in this report are based on the responses of 7,791 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CSOs, and vice presidents and directors of IT and information security from 50 countries. The margin of error for this study is plus or minus 1%.The study represents a broad range of industries including technology (10%), education (10%), consulting and professional services (8%), government (8%), telecommunications (6%), and financial services and banking (4%).Thirty-two percent of respondents reported total annual sales of less than $100 million, 14% reported sales between $100 million and $999.9 million, 17% said their annual sales exceeded $1 billion, 17% were nonprofit organizations, and 17% didn't say. Job titles included CIO, CTO, vice president, director and manager of IT (22%), information security professional (12%), non-IT executive (12%), other IT titles (39%). Fifteen percent listed "other" or did not answer the question.