Security Slideshow: ISACA Security Study: Compliance, Governance, Risk Are Top Concerns
By Don Reisinger | Posted 04-26-2011
As the corporate world becomes inundated with new technologies, including cloud services and personal devices, your job is getting more difficult. Nowadays, you not only need to worry about the products and services you give out to employees, but you also need to think about what they're bringing into the workforce. And with all new solutions at your disposal, ensuring that the security of information is still a top priority is becoming more difficult. A survey conducted by ISACA, a global association serving more than 95,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals, finds that regulatory compliance will be the top business issue affecting enterprise IT in the next 12 to 18 months. The ISACA member survey received 2,400 responses from professionals working in IT, security, and audit and assurance representing 126 countries. The survey reveals that the increase in regulations, data breaches and new technologies such as cloud computing--plus the rise of personal technology in the workplace--are accelerating complexity and risk. The top issues are identified through a weighting system based on survey responses. The weighted score is the average ranking received by each topic multiplied by the number of responses. The scoring gives weight to the degree of importance on which survey respondents ranked each issue. Higher scores indicate higher importance.