By Thomas Claburn
March 24, 2010 06:05 PM
Seventy-seven percent of C-level executives in a 115-person survey
conducted in the U.K. say their organization has experienced a data
breach at some point and all of them report attacks targeting corporate
data in the past 12 months.
These findings come from a study released on Wednesday by IBM, a company
that sells data protection services, and The Ponemon Institute, a
privacy and information management research organization.
Larry Ponemon, founder of the group that bears his name, said that
survey shows a shift in the way C-level executives think about security
software. Investing in data protection, he said, is now seen as less
expensive than recovering from a data breach.
Data protection initiatives on average, according to the survey, result
in a cost savings or revenue improvement of 11 million ($16 million) for
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