Syncsort State of Resilience Report Shows Pressure to Assure Security and Compliance

by Angela Guess

According to a new press release, “Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced the results of the “2018 State of Resilience” report. This year’s responses underscore the increased pressure IT leaders are feeling to ensure security, high availability and disaster recovery. The report, which compiles results from several surveys of 5,632 IT professionals globally, looked at the data protection strategies and key IT initiatives companies are deploying in the face of ongoing, high-profile hacking attacks, data breaches, disruptive natural disasters and escalating storage and data accessibility needs.”

The release goes on, “Security tops planned initiatives. While business continuity/high availability (47%) is IT’s top concern, security is the top initiative companies will pursue in the next 24 months (49%) with investments in virus and malware protection, patch management and intrusion detection/ prevention. For IBM Power users, 52% will focus security investments on compliance auditing and reporting and tape is the predominant protection technology (71%), followed by software/logical replication (53%) and hardware/storage replication (51%). Internal security audits infrequent. Nearly two-thirds of companies perform security audits on their systems, but the most common schedule was annual (39%). Another 10% audit every two years or more, which, given an ever-changing IT environment, could expose a company to risk. 73% of IBM Power users had their systems audited for security, with 42% auditing once a year.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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