Security poll: Network data security is top IT concern

Network data security is the top network-related concern of information technology (IT) professionals according to a recent online poll by Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Nearly one-third of the IT professionals surveyed (32.8%) said securing networks and data is their main concern regarding...
By Control Engineering Staff September 13, 2008

Oakbrook Terrace, IL – Network data security is the top network-related concern of information technology (IT) professionals according to a recent online poll by Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) . Nearly one-third of the IT professionals surveyed (32.8%) said securing networks and data is their main concern regarding their organizations’ network.
“Organizations continue to invest more resources in securing applications, data, and networks, and with good reason,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “Every security breach has the potential to materially impact the business, through lower employee productivity, lost revenue, higher costs, negative publicity, or loss of customer confidence. It’s incumbent on all organizations, regardless of size or industry, to implement a multilayered approach to security that leverages both technology and education.”
Human error by network users ranked as the second highest concern, cited by 19.6% of respondents. Placing third were data storage and the ability to hire and keep quality network support staff. Each was cited by 12.1% of respondents. Rounding out the top network concerns were having current network technologies (6.4%), having reliable and secure wireless access (5.7%), and network virtualization (3.7%).
The poll, conducted June 3 through Aug. 25, drew 934 responses.
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