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Even though 72 percent of IT executives say their companies suffered a data breach in the past 12 months, only 51 percent say securing confidential data is a high priority, according to a new Ponemon Institute report commissioned by Informatica. The report is based on a survey of nearly 1,600 IT executives in 16 countries whose jobs involve protecting sensitive data.
In the Ponemon study, among respondents whose companies suffered breaches, 58 percent said that the incident could have been avoided with more effective security technologies and 57 percent said they wished they had had more skilled personnel with data security responsibilities.
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