Hey everyone,

As mentioned the other day, I’m currently putting together a big data security survey to better understand what data security technologies you are using, and how effective they are.

I’ve gotten some excellent feedback in the comments (and a couple of emails), and have put together a draft survey for final review before we roll this out. A couple things to keep in mind if you have the time to take a look:

  • I plan on trimming this down more, but I wanted to err on the side of including too many questions/options rather than too little. I could really use help figuring out what to cut.
  • Everyone who contributes will be credited in the final report.
  • After a brief bit of exclusivity (45 days) for our sponsor, all the anonymized raw data will be released to the community so you can perform your own analysis. This will be in spreadsheet format, just the same as I get it from SurveyMonkey.

The draft survey is up at SurveyMonkey for review, because it is a bit too hard to replicate here on the site.

To be honest, I almost feel like I’m cheating when I develop these on the site with all the public review, since the end result is way better than what I would have come up with on my own. Hopefully giving back the raw data is enough to compensate all of you for the effort.