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Two-thirds of enterprises fail to meet best-practice standards for data control

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"Two-thirds of enterprises are failing to meet best-practice standards for data control, an IDC study has revealed.

Keeping enterprise data both safe and accessible is a complex balancing act made all the more difficult by the geometric growth rate of production data, which is difficult to keep track of, let alone protect.

Each added physical copy increases the surface area of attack for this data, creating additional opportunities for the wrong people to get access. The problem still persists throughout the vast majority of enterprises, despite well publicised high-profile security breaches or data leaks.

In IDC’s survey of senior executives at 429 mid-to-large scale enterprises, two-thirds of respondents were failing to meet best-practice standards for data control and few were likely to be consistent across the full spectrum of data security policies.”

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