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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Data Security Displacing Malware as #1 Concern Worldwide

Data Security was the top concern of enterprise IT professionals according to the results of a recently released survey sponsored by Apani Networks, a provider of software that secures inside the network perimeter.

The results were compiled by a third party, Infosurv Market Research, for the first of an ongoing series of surveys aimed at investigating IT security issues and concerns within enterprises worldwide.

Results were based on 591 respondents worldwide and covered questions in the areas of data protection, security policies, network segmentation, de-perimeterization, IT security implementation and attack profiles.

The theft of data emerged as a clear primary focus for all respondents, with more than 70 percent of respondents indicating they were “somewhat” to “very” concerned about potential loss of data with 38 percent of respondents indicating that they experienced an insider attack during the past 12 months.

Posted on 06/29