This 2010 Database Security report, "Data in the Dark: Organizational Disconnect Hampers Information Security," polled PASS (The Professional Association for SQL Server) members across 761 organizations. Produced by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc), the study reveals that companies suffer from a false sense of security.
Approximately 75% of respondents, the majority of whom are database administrators, are responsible for protecting their organization's database. However, 54% of respondents said production databases are out of their direct control. In addition, the report found that 40% of respondents were unaware of their organization's IT security spend, with 57% having no idea of the potential cost impact of a large-scale data breach. Nearly half of the study's respondents said that a database breach would have greater impact on organizational security than any other IT component.
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