By Lance Whitney
October 28, 2009
Cyberterrorism is on the rise around the world. But only one-third of
companies are tackling it in their disaster recovery plans, says a
survey released Tuesday by data center association AFCOM.
Although the majority (60.9 percent) of companies questioned see
cyberterrorism as a threat to be addressed, "AFCOM's 2009/2010 Data
Center Trends" survey found that only 24.8 percent have adopted it in
their policies and procedures manuals. Further, only 19.7 percent
provide cyberterrorism training to their employees.
Around 82 percent do run background checks on new hires. But that still
leaves almost 20 percent of all data centers that don't perform security
checks on new employees, even those working directly with personal,
financial, and even military records, noted AFCOM.
Cyberattacks have made the headlines over the past few years as they've
become more widespread.
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