IT Pros Not Satisfied With Security Plans
In a survey, 30 percent of information security pros said their companies lack adequate security plans.Despite a year of unrelenting talk about the specter of cyberterrorism, 30 percent of information security professionals responding to a new survey said that their companies dont have adequate plans for dealing with security and cyberterror issues. And, nearly 40 percent said that their companys security policies and plans are not regularly reviewed by senior management. These results highlight the fact that many executives still dont consider security to be a critical part of their companies strategic plans, despite the continued increase in both the number and severity of attacks on corporate networks. Experts say the responses also show a dangerous level of naivete on part of some of the security professionals polled.
"The real mindblower here is not that 30 percent of people think their company wouldnt be able to withstand an attackit is that 70 percent think they could," said analyst Pete Lindstrom, of Hurwitz Group in Framingham, Mass. "I would rather have any of the 30 percent working for me than the 70 percent who are comfortable."