Despite the continuing stream of data breaches reported by companies and public sector organizations since the 2008 Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) "data insecurity" survey, the uncertain economic climate has put a damper on budgets, and organizations have made little progress safeguarding their data, according to the results of the new 2009 IOUG survey just completed in September.
Among the survey's key findings, there has been a 50% increase in data breaches since last year and there is a growing wariness of the potential for data security problems, but the economy has negatively affected the availability of funding and staff time to address these issues. With the pressure to do more with less, the survey finds that in many cases less is actually being done. Only 28% of respondents said they received additional funding for their data security budgets, down one-third from a year ago.
Awareness of the importance of data encryption is up, the study finds, but fewer companies are actively applying encryption across all their data assets, whether data is at rest or in motion. And, one-third even ship live, unencrypted production data offsite.
Join analyst Joseph McKendrick of Unisphere Research, who conducted the study, along with Oracle's Roxana Bradescu, senior director of database security product marketing, for this one-hour webinar hosted by Ian Abramson, IOUG president. The speakers will delve into the vulnerabilities exposed in the study, the pressures that tight budgets are placing on data security and ways to mitigate risks.
Register now and receive the special white paper, "Investing in Database Security Pays Off," when you attend the webcast. This whitepaper includes exclusive survey results that quantify the costs of "data insecurity" and solutions organizations can deploy today to reduce the cost of securing their data and achieving regulatory compliance. Register for the event.