European Data Protection Digest

Survey: IT Professionals Not Confident on Breach Detection

DATA LOSS—UK

October 11, 2012

Business Review Europe reports that “IT data breaches have become commonplace.” That’s according to a new Ponemon Institute report, which indicates 48 percent of IT professionals in the UK report having had sensitive information stolen or compromised from their companies’ databases and applications by a malicious insider, the report states. Survey respondents indicated vulnerabilities, budgets and “difficulties complying with privacy and data privacy regulations” as the greatest challenges to data protection. Of the 532 professionals surveyed, 59 percent said they aren’t confident they could detect a breach of sensitive information.
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