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Security Immaturity

A survey of the state of information security, as measured against ISO guidelines, shows plenty of room for improvement. Is the problem a lack of overarching vision, a dearth of adequate resources or a little of both? ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE suggests that information security is surprisingly immature, frequently underfunded and often poorly implemented. Now survey data backs up those reports—at least to a point. Recently, more than 1,000 respondents filled out an online self-assessment tool developed by the Human Firewall Council, a nonprofit infosecurity organization that uses words like alarming and dismal when describing the general state of information security. While those reactions are more subjective than the survey presentation might at first indicate (more on that follows), practitioners agree on one conclusion: Information security has a long way to go. Full Story

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