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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Majority companies feel they are secure against the risk of data leaks

The email survey, conducted during the week of the HMRC data loss, showed that the majority of respondents feel their companies are secure against the risk of data leaks.  Less than half of respondents (48%) said their organisation had an encryption solution to protect sensitive data.  40% of the sample said their company did not have encryption, and a worrying 12% did not know if encryption was in place.  The research also showed that business PCs, laptops and mobile devices are also vulnerable to threats from malware, and attempts to hijack remote network connections.

Just 39% of respondents said their company had an endpoint security solution, to protect PCs against unauthorised access or malware.

Organisations have to protect their data, themselves and their employees against the risks of possible data leaks, and automation is the only way to do that.The survey also showed that companies strongly agree (85%) with mandatory notification of affected parties in the event of a data breach, as is the law in the US.

Posted on 11/29