December 22, 2017

Study Shows Atitudes Vary About Data Security

Source: Pixabay

Attitudes about data security vary drastically across different countries and sectors, a new study shows.

Here are some key findings from the report.

  • U.S. professionals value their personally identifiable information (PII) more than twice as much as U.K. professionals. In the U.S., the average per capita value (PCV) of PII is $1,820. In the U.K., it’s just $843.
  • In the US. PII (47.4 percent) is given higher priority than IP data (27.6 percent). This is followed by payment card data at 18.4 percent and corporate email at 6.6 percent.
  • The mean PCV given to PII by cybercriminals is only $39. And for IT professionals, PII has PCV of $1,198. To insurers, it’s $3,211. And for regulators, it’s $8,118.
  • 80 percent of organizations that view patients as their primary data subject said they have carried out a comprehensive risk assessment.
  • Healthcare and hospitality sectors prioritize PII data as 3.5 and 3.4 out of 4, respectively.
  • OT and Communications companies rank IP data as highest priority at 3.0 and 2.9 out of 4.

This holiday season, make sure to take some time to think about how your organization prioritizes its data. It could be time to consider working with a managed services provider to bolster your network defenses.

To get started, click here



Stay current on backup/disaster
recovery and cybersecurity news.



Visit the extensive library of backup
and disaster recovery-related White papers,
webinars and case studies.



Subscribe now to receive the most
important backup and disaster recovery
news delivered to your inbox.