Egress Software Technologies announced today its findings of a CIO survey, which has highlighted a lack of confidence in IT systems designed to protect sensitive data when shared with third parties in compliance with EU Regulations.
In fact, the survey revealed that the majority of respondents, which amounted to 87 per cent, admitted concerns that their current information security policies and their procedures are not sufficient to comply with EU Regulations.
Furthermore, the current EU Regulations means some information security policies and practices are not only insufficient, they are putting their company at risk. Additionally the policies will also leave businesses exposed under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The survey also showed that over three-quarters of CIOs (77 per cent) are getting frustrated that despite advanced technology – such as encryption – being available to enable secure ways of working is lacking. Subsequently, employees are just not using the tools that IT are making available to them, which is creating even more risk for the business.
Other key findings include:
Egress CEO, Tony Pepper, commented: “This research is definitely a wakeup call for businesses’ priorities. Information security vendors are able to offer solutions that, for example, make email encryption as easy to use as standard mail by deploying it centrally across the enterprise and seamlessly integrating via ADFS, SAML2 or other protocols.
“The focus is now very much on delivering information security, but not at the expense of staff efficiency.”
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