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There’s a sizable gap between confidence in security programs and their effectiveness

There’s a sizable gap between confidence in security programs and their effectiveness (Expert Blogs and Opinion)

A Syncsort survey of over 300 respondents found that while 85 percent of respondents are either very or somewhat confident in their organization’s security program, 41 percent said their company had experienced a security breach and 20 percent more were unsure. Twenty-eight percent of respondents named adoption of cloud services as their top security-related challenge, followed by growing complexity of regulations (20%) and insufficient IT security staffing (19%). Thirty-two percent of responding organizations only perform security audits annually, while 23 percent do so every three months and 19 percent every six months. In the coming year, 39 percent plan to invest in internal staffing and skills, while 23 percent plan to invest in intrusion prevention and 21 percent in patch management. Forty-one percent of organizations have experienced data breaches, while 39 percent have not, and 20 percent say they don’t know. The bottom line is that data security requires increased focus from IT organizations, particularly against the backdrop of increasing compliance regulations and emerging data rights.”

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