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Symantec study shows frequent, effective attacks on worldwide businesses

Symantec Corp.’s global 2010 State of Enterprise Security study has found that 42% of organizations rate...


March 2, 2010  


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Symantec Corp.’s global 2010 State of Enterprise Security study has found that 42% of organizations rate security their top issue. This isn’t a surprise, considering that 75% of organizations experienced cyber attacks in the past 12 months, the company says. 

 

These attacks cost enterprise businesses an average of $2 million per year.  Organizations reported that enterprise security is becoming more difficult due to understaffing, new IT initiatives that intensify security issues and IT compliance issues. The study is based on surveys of 2,100 enterprise CIOs, CISOs and IT managers from 27 countries in January 2010.

 

“Protecting information today is more challenging than ever,” said Francis deSouza, senior vice president of enterprise security at Symantec.

 

“By putting in place a security blueprint that protects their infrastructure and information, enforces IT policies, and manages systems more efficiently, businesses can increase their competitive edge in today’s information-driven world.”