September 2006 Security Survey: CIOs Have High Confidence in Security Vendors

Viruses, Trojan horses, malware…given all the damage they can do, these online nasties ought to be scaring the pants off IT executives. But three-quarters of IT executives still believe they have adequate protection because of the high degree of confidence in their antivirus software, antispyware software and virtual private networks. A remarkable 96% of our respondents say they have an adequate antivirus software solution in place. Across the board, in fact, more IT executives express confidence in every kind of security technology. But there’s another ace up the sleeve: More companies now have a broad corporate security strategy and have linked that strategy to their overall risk strategy.

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