50% of Companies Had a Security Breach

The Register relays a Deloitte's survey that reveals "over 50 per cent of ICT companies reported a security breach in the last 12 months."

"Of the reported security breaches, one-third resulted in significant financial losses for the affected firms. Among those companies whose security had been breached in the last 12 months, 50 per cent were attacked from within. Deloitte says this statistic is unsurprising given the increasing popularity of portable media devices, such as memory cards, which are routinely used to store large amounts of confidential data."

The report adds: "Reflecting the rise in internal threats, the vast majority of those surveyed said they were not confident in the security of their internal IT infrastructure, with 83 per cent saying they were worried about employee misconduct involving IT."


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