A recent survey has indicated that some companies are being targeted by hackers on a monthly basis and many companies are not sufficiently equipped to deal with the problem. A lack of strong policies in order to deal with threats such as viruses, spyware, and malware is a major stumbling block for adequate data security.
Data gathered by CompTIA has formed the basis of the latest survey and supports the survey by the government that revealed that two thirds of businesses have been hit by a data security breach within the last 12 months. It also found that just 27% of companies believe that training is an effective defence against attacks.
An industry expert has said that hackers know that companies are increasingly reliant on computer systems and stored data and this is why the number of attacks is on the rise. Securing data has to be a priority for businesses today. Experts are warning that companies must consider security in every aspect of their business in order to minimise the chances of an attack.
Experts are also warning businesses to consider data security from the inside too. Human error is often a factor in a breach, with some staff failing to follow policies, and some just being careless. One way to combat this is to make sure that all the relevant tools and resources are available to staff in order to protect data.