Saturday, February 09, 2008

Tech, Media, Telco Companies Stink At Security

David Utter writes on Security Pro News:

The Deloitte survey of technology, media, and telecommunication companies around the world found a distressing mix of overconfidence and underpreparedness for disaster.

And here you thought it was just the New England Patriots showing those tendencies in the Super Bowl.

In the survey, Deloitte found 46 percent of companies did not have any formal information security strategy in place. Yet nearly 70 percent felt very or extremely confident about being ready for external security challenges.

One would think the epic breaches at TJX or CardSystem Solutions would have dispelled overconfident thinking over the past couple of years. Obviously those fiascoes have not made the impact we expected.

More here.


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