New research from the Ponemom Institute and Lumension, shows that a majority of firms are struggling to secure data as users quickly adopt new and emerging technologies such as mobile, cloud computing, and collaborative Web 2.0technologies. The study, which surveyed IT security and IT operations practitioners, shows that many (44 percent) feel that their IT network is less secure than a year ago or that their IT security policies are insufficient in addressing the growing threats arising from the use of new technologies. Budgets are also a limiting factor, with many feeling that IT security budgets still aren’t what they need to be to fully support business objectives and security priorities. Other findings from the report:
- 56% said mobile devices are not secure, representing a risk to data security
- 49% said data security is not a strategic initiative for their company
- 48% said their companies have allocated insufficient resources to achieve effective data security and regulatory compliance
- 47% cited a lack of strong CEO support for information security efforts as a reason for ineffective data security programs
- 41% said there was a lack of proactive security risk management in their organization
Just as large companies worldwide struggle to keep up with security, many small businesses do so even more. If you need help understanding the security implications that new technologies bring to your organization, contact us so we can help.