Richi Jennings
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Shocking report highlights private data loss

March 15, 2011 2:08 PM EDT

By Richi Jennings. March 15, 2011.

Credit card I've just been studying a report published by the Ponemon Institute. With the grand title, Understanding Security Complexity in 21st Century IT Environments, it summarizes a survey conducted last month in the U.S. and four other countries.

However, scratch the surface, and there are some truly shocking statistics hidden underneath. Find out more in The Long View...

It's framed as a way of understanding IT practitioners' opinions about "important global IT security issues." The key finding section burbles on about TCO, user-based policy management, the need to reduce complexity, and how many disparate security vendors are in organizations.

But the underlying data tell a story of incredible levels of personal data loss, rampant hacking, and widespread ignorance.

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