Data security ‘lacking chief-level support’November 25th, 2009
Even though some web hosting users may be adamant that data security is a must, they may find that others are not as enthusiastic.
The Worldwide State of the Endpoint 2010 study, commissioned by Lumension and carried out by the Ponemon Institute, found that firms are not implementing security policies as quick as they are adopting mobile devices, cloud computing and collaborative technologies
This has meant that sensitive corporate and personal data is placed at greater risk, according to the research.
Inadequate resources and a lack of chief-level support for data security projects were noted among the reasons for this situation.
Nearly half (49 per cent) of people surveyed said data security is not a strategic initiative for their organisations.
"The most immediate consequence of a loss of data would be embarrassment and loss of reputation for the organisation itself," said David Emms, senior security researcher, global research and analysis team at Kaspersky.
Written by Jessica Lighthouse.