Protecting Company Data a Stressful Job

November 02, 2011

Websense recently released the results of a survey of 1,000 international IT security managers and 1,000 employees showing that IT managers feel that getting a divorce or losing their job is less stressful than looking after company confidential data. That's a fairly significant statement to make.

The survey also highlights that:

It's clear from the report that data security is causing a lot of workplace stress, and yet companies continue to be unprepared for existing data security risks. Websense hypothesizes that current security solutions are being given credit for more than their due, giving a false sense of security:

“This survey shows that companies need to recalculate their assumptions about how well their data is protected,” said Tom Clare, Websense senior director of Product Marketing. “When asked about real-time protection solutions in place, many respondents listed product and vendor names that don’t offer real-time protection at all."

There are positive signs emerging in security planning, the survey showed. Top management has been involved in data security talk and the news coverage of major security incidents has spurred increased investments in DLP. Read more from the survey here.

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