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Survey: Despite dangers, IT personnel sleep well

Security practitioners know hackers are working overtime to attack their networks; that they’re relying on outdated and unreliable security protocols. Despite it all, many still get a good night’s rest. Of 337 IT managers and administrators surveyed April 26-30, 32% worry about “the next virus/worm” and an equal percentage fear “a security breach to the enterprise’s network.” But 34% said they have “no worries” at all and “sleep like a baby,” according to results published this week by a Michigan research firm. Asked which factors they consider most in their security planning, a little more than 10% said homeland security, 39% said customer/vendor/business partner requirements and 23% cited legislative mandates like HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and GLBA. The poll was conducted right before the Sasser worm outbreak. Full Story

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