Thursday, October 23, 2008

Global Information Security Study

An annual information security report by PricewaterhouseCoopers says progress has been made in implementing security technologies, but companies still lack leadership and focus, in general, in their IT security programs.

The study, which is global in scope and the sixth conducted annually by PWC, said 10 percent of respondents had trouble answering basic questions about where they stored information assets, while 71 percent admitted they don't have an inventory of such assets, according to SC Magazine.

Compliance continues to be a key driver for security budgets and implementation but a checklist mentality continues to be confused with real security.

"If there's a security tool out there," respondents tended to have it, CSO reported online.

While technology is important, it shouldn't be relied upon solely, and isn't a replacement for geniune leadership of security programs, the study concluded.


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