Growing Data Breaches Mean Opportunity for VARs

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2007-06-01 Print this article Print

A new study shows 85 percent of organizations have experienced a data-breach event, many of which could have been prevented.

More than 85 percent of organizations in a recent study reported they had experienced a data-breach event—a statistic that represents great pain for businesses that are victims of such breaches, many of which could have been avoided.

But the study also points to the tremendous opportunity for VARs to act as security experts in a largely untapped market, by knowing the regulations and offering advice and assistance on the most practical solutions to fix data vulnerabilities.
Thats one of the conclusions of Robert Scott, managing partner of Scott and Scott, a Dallas-based international law firm and technology services firm that commissioned the study. "The whole IT compliance area around a number of different regulatory requirements is growing exponentially," said Scott. "Weve never seen an explosion of regulations like this and IT has not historically been subject to a great deal of regulation." Read the full story on The Channel Insider: Growing Data Breaches Mean Opportunity for VARs Check out eWEEK.coms Security Center for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at eWEEKs Security Watch blog.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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