Data laws raise security worries

Regulatory compliance is now the biggest security concern for IT departments, according to international research published yesterday (Wednesday).

Nearly two-thirds of firms that responded to consultancy Ernst &\1 Young’s survey cited complying with electronic data retention regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the European Union 8th Directive on company law as their primary IT security focus.

But despite senior management fears of prosecution making security a board issue, IT departments are failing to make information security an integral part of the business, says The Global Information Security Survey 2005. Data laws raise security worries - Computing

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