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    IDC Survey Reveals ASIA-Pacific Security Gap

    Jul 19, 2011
    According to a June ZDNet article, 58% of organizations in the Asia-Pacific region who responded to a survey by The International Data Corporation (IDC) did not know how many security events took place in their organizations in the previous 12 months, and 63% did not know what the natures of these security events were.

    According to a June ZDNet article, 58% of organizations in the Asia-Pacific region who responded to a survey by The International Data Corporation (IDC) did not know how many security events took place in their organizations in the previous 12 months, and 63% did not know what the natures of these security events were.

    However, although these companies admitted to not knowing about security breaches, three-quarters of the companies expressed strong confidence in their abilities to protect company data. According to the article, the survey showed that 77.8% of respondents said they are "very or extremely confident" that the company's information is protected from external attacks, while 69% were also confident toward internal attacks.

    "The disconnect between perception and reality suggests that Asia-Pacific manufacturers are not as aware of their security risks and threats as they think," said William Lee, senior research manager for IDC Manufacturing Insights, in a media statement.

    "Clearly, manufacturers in this region need to step up their awareness programs to get up to speed on their knowledge of the security risks and countermeasures that exist today," Lee continued.

    ZDNet reported that the IDC conducted the survey in December 2010 and January 2011 and that 36 respondents from six Asia-Pacific countries took part in the study.

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