Report: IT professionals feeling pressures in data management
October 20, 2011
Data breaches can compromise everything from a CEO's email to a customer's financial data, potentially affecting a company's performance, reputation and data compliance record in the process. As a result, IT professionals are feeling the stress of data management like never before.
According to the latest research from Websense, 86 percent of the 2,000 global business professionals surveyed suggested that a data breach could cost an employee his or her job. Additionally, 72 percent rated data protection as more stressful than getting a divorce, managing personal debt or being in a minor car accident.
Additional findings in the report suggest that these fears may be based more in reality than hyperbole.
Approximately one in four respondents revealed that the confidential data of an executive in their organization had been breached, and more than one-third reported losing information required for data compliance.
To keep pace with evolving threats, IT managers may be best served by a multifaceted approach. Establishing multiple offsite backup locations and a tape management solution, for example, can alleviate the day-to-day anxieties weighing on IT managers and also simplify data compliance and disaster recovery processes.