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How CIOs can plug critical gaps in IT governance

From Information Age

"The impact and sophistication of cyber security attacks have created a growing need for better IT governance to protect critical business information, but more than that, they have also created a global demand for talent that is outpacing the supply.

A recent report from Symantec found that the total number of breaches in 2013 was 62% greater than in 2012, with eight of the breaches exposing more than 10 million identities each.

Organisations also face an increase in advanced persistent threats (APTs), which infiltrate a system by stealth, can take months or years to detect and are aimed squarely at commercial gain – typically the theft of credit card information, customer data or proprietary intellectual property.

ISACA’s research shows that one in five enterprises surveyed in 2013 has experienced an advanced persistent threat, and 66% feel it is likely they will be the target of an APT attack.”

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