Cocky Execs Missing Security Risks
Never mind all those stories you’ve read over the years about costly data breaches -- senior executives around the world apparently think they're doing a bang-up job on the security front. This despite the fact that most of them admit they aren't making good use of encryption, don't have strategies for securing emerging areas of IT, aren't paying enough attention to safeguarding privacy, and aren't availing themselves of the latest security technologies. These are just a few of the findings of PricewaterhouseCoopers's 2012 Global State of Information Security Survey, which polled nearly 10,000 C-level and IT executives from 138 countries. PricewaterhouseCoopers has posted a handy tool for those who want to investigate the endless numbers in close detail; in the meantime, we've distilled it all down to a dozen IT security insights that may surprise you.