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What keeps information security professionals up at night?

What do information security professionals consider the biggest threat to their systems and businesses? According to a recent study commissioned by Unisys, the issue most responsible for disrupting the sleep of top security executives is employee negligence or abuse of data warehouses or systems (97%). Insufficient resources to get the job done right (90%) is a close second. Surprisingly, only 70% indicated that a catastrophic attack on IT infrastructure, including sophisticated viruses and expert hacker penetration was of most concern. Each respondent was asked in personal interviews to list up to five top issues in ascending order, higher percentages indicate a more frequently recognized issue. Due to the lack of corporate resources, about 73% of participants in the study believed that they didn’t have the staff to secure known security holes. About 80% of respondents said that outsourcing IT and data management activities to reduce costs created additional infosecurity risks that weren’t being managed adequately. Full Story

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