Compliance teams within corporations are unaware of threats to confidential information because IT departments hold back information, according to research from the Ponemon Institute.
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The survey, carried out by privacy and data protection think tank Ponemon Institute on behalf of Oracle, highlighted a major difference in the perception of risks between the IT and compliance organisations of corporations.
According to the findings, 45% of IT practitioners believe they would be able to notify users and customers impacted by a data breach compared to about 25% of compliance workers
Amit Jasuja, vice president product management for ID management at Oracle, said that certain individuals have a “rosier perception” because they are not given all the information.
“The compliance people do not know everything that is going on because it is the IT team that is a lot closer, and they do not always inform people about breaches because it is a black mark against their name,” said Jasuja.
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