Security Breaches Just a Matter of Time

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 01-08-2014 Email

A new survey finds that 54 percent of IT organizations say they can prove their internal security controls are effective, but 51 percent concede it's just a matter of time before the next security breach occurs. A new survey 400 IT decision-makers in the U.S. and U.K. that work at organizations with more than 500 employees conducted by Loudhouse on behalf of SailPoint Technologies, a provider of data governance and identity management tools, finds that just over half also admit to being aware that their security has been breached. And just to make matters more interesting, the vast majority admits to having very little control over the use of personal devices in the enterprise. Most respondents also need to figure out how to apply identity access management (IAM) policies to cloud applications. Unfortunately, the survey finds there is much to be desired in terms of IAM usage in the enterprise as many CIOs are feeling more vulnerable than ever. Yet, 88 percent of those surveyed say IAM is important to their organization.

Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.


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