Thursday, March 8, 2012

Do Company Execs Know Sensitive Data When They See It? Many in IT Say No

Today’s companies, clearly very good at collecting data, seem “less savvy when it comes to how to classify and manage it.”

That’s the conclusion of a survey among 100 IT executives and others conducted by global consulting firm Protiviti, which finds that there is “limited or no understanding of the difference between sensitive information and other data” at nearly a quarter of the companies participating in its survey.

The report is titled “The Current State of IT Security and Privacy Policies and Practices." Its topics: how organizations classify and manage the data they accumulate; specifically how they ensure customer privacy when they handle sensitive data, and how they comply with federal and state privacy laws and regulations. (more)