Some 75 percent of organizations have been the target of a successful cyber attack in the past year, suggests a new study by security firm Symantec. According to Symantec's 2010 State of Enterprise Security study, companies on average lose $2 million annually as a result of these attacks.
"Protecting information today is more challenging than ever," said Francis deSouza, senior vice president, Enterprise Security, Symantec Corp. "By putting in place a security blueprint that protects their infrastructure and information, enforces IT policies, and manages systems more efficiently, businesses can increase their competitive edge in today’s information-driven world."
The study also found that 42 percent of organizations rate security their top issue, especially as enterprise security becomes more difficult due to understaffing.
The study represents responses from 2,100 enterprise CIOs, CISOs, and IT manager from 27 countries, Symantec said.