Businesses braced for periodic security failure


Businesses braced for periodic security failure

Bill Goodwin

The majority of organisations expect to be affected by some sort of security or compliance incident in the next one to five years, a report by Symantec into IT risk management reveals.

Nearly 60% of organisations expect a major data loss caused by events such as datacentre outage, corruption of data or breach of security systems at least once every five years, the study found.

The report found significant differences  between the views of US-based organisations on risk management, and those in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Nearly 70% of EMEA organisations rated governance as a moderate or high compliance issue, compared with 49% in the US.

And only 11% of respondents in the region rated corporate governance as critical to their organisations, compared with 28% of US respondents.

The findings show that significantly more organisations in the EMEA felt they were effective in implementing training and awareness programmes, compared with US organisations.

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