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Quebec organizations better prepared to face security attacks

With nearly 70% of Quebec organizations reporting suffering at least one IT security attack in the past year, a rec...


April 25, 2006  


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With nearly 70% of Quebec organizations reporting suffering at least one IT security attack in the past year, a recent Strategic Counsel survey reveals that Quebec companies are leading the rest of Canada when it comes to preventing them.

Even though 85% of Canadian businesses outside of Quebec reported at least one security attack during the same timeframe, relatively fewer are doing anything about it.

Quebec companies are using a variety of strategies for preventing IT security attacks, including implementing Identity and Access Management (IAM) software, which enables organizations to improve management of users’ access to critical online applications and resources, while protecting confidential personal and business information from unauthorized access.

Poll results showed that a full 78% of Quebec organizations are already using some components of IAM, compared with only 67% for the rest of the country. Another 23% cent of Quebec businesses plan to implement an IAM solution over the next 12 to 18 months.

“We’re seeing Identity and Access Management as an exceptional area of growth in the market, because it solves a great number of issues critical to today’s business success,” said Warren Shiau, lead analyst, IT Research, The Strategic Counsel.

According to the survey, internal breaches from within their own walls is more of a concern for Canadian businesses.

Other security threats to Canadian businesses over the past 12 months included virus, network and denial of service attacks.