By Sharon Gaudin
Feb 6, 2007
Are you expecting a major security incident in the next year? If you
are, you're not alone.
A new survey shows that 60% of IT managers expect at least one major
incident every year that could halt or disrupt a critical part of their
businesses, according to a survey released by Symantec.
"As organizations are growing more and more dependent on their IT
systems to conduct business, IT risk has become a primary concern for
business leaders," said Greg Hughes, an executive VP with Symantec, in a
The company this week released its IT Risk Management Report. Over the
course of a year, Symantec analysts surveyed 500 IT executives and
managers about the risks that their organizations are facing.
The results also showed that 66% of IT managers expect they'll be hit by
some type of security or compliance incident in the next one to five
years, according to Symantec. In addition, 58% say they anticipate
suffering a major data loss, caused by a data center outage, corruption
of data, or a security breach, at least once every five years.
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