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New survey reveals two-thirds of IT professionals putting data at risk
iStorage survey at IP Expo 2012 reveals 64 percent fail to encrypt data held on portable storage devices while fewer believe data loss to be a serious concern
The survey follows on from similar research conducted at IP Expo 2011, where the same percentage of respondents admitted to not encrypting data held on portable storage devices. Overall, the findings revealed little change occurring during the intervening year, with the percentage of IT Professionals admitting to losing a portable data storage device slightly down from 40% in 2011 to 39%.
John Michael, Managing Director at iStorage, said, “The results of this latest iStorage survey to be conducted at a major UK information technology event reinforce the notion that IT professionals are putting company data at risk. However, what is more alarming is the reduction in those believing data loss to be a serious or growing concern, suggesting many are becoming increasingly complacent. This comes at a time when IT professionals should act as guardians of digitised corporate data, especially as the Information Commissioner’
Similar surveys conducted by iStorage during Infosecurity Europe in 2010, 2011 and 2012 discovered a dramatic increase in the percentage of respondents admitting to losing portable storage devices. In 2010, nearly one in four (23%) said they had lost a device, rising to more than one third (34%) in 2012. Nearly all (98%) of respondents at Infosecurity Europe 2012 believed data loss to be a serious or growing issue for corporations.
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Notes for Editors
1 106 delegates at IP Expo 2012 completed the survey.
The diskAshur® is a 2.5” portable USB 3.0 hard drive with military grade hardware encryption and an alphanumeric PIN code access.
iStorage provides high performance and ultra secure portable data storage and security products to users who need to protect their data held on PCs, Macs and portable devices. The founders of iStorage are pioneers in their field and hold several patents, both granted and pending, on a range of related data storage and security products. With a strong belief in careful product selection and unrivalled customer service, iStorage continues to deliver market leading innovations in portable data storage and digital encryption technology. Further information can be found on www.istorage-
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