[ISN] Cyber Attacks Reported By 100% Of Executives

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:36:11 -0600 (CST)

By Thomas Claburn
March 24, 2010 06:05 PM

Seventy-seven percent of C-level executives in a 115-person survey 
conducted in the U.K. say their organization has experienced a data 
breach at some point and all of them report attacks targeting corporate 
data in the past 12 months.

These findings come from a study released on Wednesday by IBM, a company 
that sells data protection services, and The Ponemon Institute, a 
privacy and information management research organization.

Larry Ponemon, founder of the group that bears his name, said that 
survey shows a shift in the way C-level executives think about security 
software. Investing in data protection, he said, is now seen as less 
expensive than recovering from a data breach.

Data protection initiatives on average, according to the survey, result 
in a cost savings or revenue improvement of 11 million ($16 million) for 


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