March 8, 2016
Dell today announced the results of the first Dell Data Security Survey. The report found that though the C-suite recognizes the benefits of data security, organizations are still struggling to develop programs that effectively incorporate security strategies without detracting from other business initiatives.
Even with tools in place to address data security needs, business and IT decision makers report gaps in their comfort level with implementing or expanding programs that rely on these technologies. In addition, the survey found that security concerns are limiting the adoption of cloud and mobility solutions throughout organizations.
While the C-suite is more invested in data security than in the past, IT teams feel executives are still not allocating the energy or resources needed to properly address data security challenges.
The survey found that:
“These findings suggest that the C-level has to be more engaged when it comes to integrating data security strategies into their business,” said Steve Lalla, vice president of commercial client software and solutions for Dell. “Business leaders understand the need to invest in their security infrastructure, but that isn’t translating into updating or expanding their current systems to adequately prevent modern attacks.”
Further coverage will appear in the March-April 2016 issue of Connections+.