Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Company Directors: Own Employees Greatest Data Threat

Boardroom Cyber Watch 2013, an international survey of senior executives conducted by IT Governance, found 53% of company directors view their own employees as the greatest threat to corporate data and computer systems.

Respondents ranked the threat from employees (53%) ahead of risks from criminals, state-sponsored cyber-attackers, and competitors.

"The threat from employees (53%) was ranked ahead of risks from criminals, state-sponsored cyber-attackers and competitors."
- Boardroom Cyber Watch 2013
The survey found that 25% have "lost sleep" about their company's cybersecurity. The survey also revealed senior executives are aware of the competitive advantages of effective information security: 74 percent say customers want to deal with suppliers with proven IT security credentials, and 50 percent say customers have inquired about its information security measures in the past 12 months.

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Sources:
(a) Boardroom Cyber Watch 2013: survey results - www.continuitycentral.com,08/18/2013

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