|[December 20, 2012]
Survey: 61% of IT Security Professionals Say Businesses More Vulnerable to Attack During Holidays
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
nCircle, the leader in information
risk and security performance management solutions, today announced
the results of a survey commissioned by nCircle and conducted by Dimensional
Research. Over 270 IT security and business professionals
participated in the online survey conducted between November 8 and
November 19, 2012.
When asked "Are you concerned that your company may be more vulnerable
to attack during major holidays such as Christmas and News Year's ", 57%
of respondents said "no", but 61% of security professionals said "yes".
"In spite of the increase in malware and viruses around every major
holiday, attacks can happen anytime," said Andrew Storms, director of IT
security operations for nCircle." IT security professionals live in a
constant state of vigilance - they know attackers are always looking for
an advantage. You can't build a good security program overnight, but if
you already have one in place you're probably just as safe on Christmas
as you are any other day of the year."
For more information about the survey, please visit: http://www.ncircle.com/index.php s=resources_surveys_Business-Partner-Survey-2012#holidays.
nCircle is the leading provider of information
risk and security performance management solutions to more than
6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle
solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance
and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT
security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle
solutions may be deployed on a customer's premises, as a cloud-based
service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.
nCircle has won numerous awards
for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership
and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San
Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA (News - Alert), with
regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto.
To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.
nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All
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