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|Symantec 2010 State of Enterprise Security Study Shows Frequent, Effective Attacks on Worldwide Business|
"Protecting information today is more challenging than ever," said Francis deSouza, senior vice president, Enterprise Security, Symantec Corp. "By putting in place a security blueprint that protects their infrastructure and information, enforces IT policies, and manages systems more efficiently, businesses can increase their competitive edge in today's information-driven world."
-- Security is of great concern to global enterprises. Forty-two percent
of enterprises rank cyber risk as their top concern, more than natural
disasters, terrorism, and traditional crime combined. Reflecting that
perception, IT is intently focused on enterprise security. On average, IT
assigns 120 staffers to security and IT compliance. Enterprises rated
"better manage business risk of IT" as a top goal for 2010, and 84 percent
rated it absolutely/somewhat important. Nearly all the enterprises
surveyed (94 percent) forecasted changes to security in 2010, with almost
half (48 percent) expecting major changes.
"Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is a good example of an organization that has put an effective security strategy into place with an emphasis on addressing issues proactively," continued de Souza. "The company has a complete solution set of products and services that provide 24-hour protection, threat monitoring and response, all for a fixed annual cost. This approach is more cost-effective than securing a network after it has been compromised."
-- Organizations need to protect their infrastructure by securing their
endpoints, messaging and Web environments. In addition, defending critical
internal servers and implementing the ability to back up and recover data
should be priorities. Organizations also need the visibility and security
intelligence to respond to threats rapidly.
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-- Find additional materials in the 2010 Symantec State of Enterprise
Security Study Online Press Kit
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