Database Slideshow: Enterprise Data Breaches: Ignorance Isn't Bliss

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-06-2010
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A significant number of IT professionals in a recent survey say that their companies are likely to be the target of a data breach over the next year, according to the report "Data in the Dark: Organizational Disconnect Hampers Information Security."The report, sponsored by security vendor Application Security Inc., is based on a survey conducted by Unisphere Research. The survey polled more than 760 members of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). The majority of respondents are database administrators; other respondents included IT managers and developers. Respondents attribute the shortcomings of overall data security to several factors, including budget limitations, a lack of understanding, and poor accountability and oversight. In fact, four of 10 respondents say they don't even know how much their company spends on IT security.

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20 percent of respondents say it's at least "somewhat likely" that their organization will experience a data breach within the next 12 months.

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Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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