IT professionals may be underestimating the risks of data-security breaches, but are taking a more comprehensive view of risk, according to a report. The report also found IT executives realize the risk that underperforming applications and systems pose and also understand that failure to meet compliance mandates can damage their organization's reputation. "There is more data, the data is accessible to more people, the risk becomes more pronounced every day. What the data suggests is we have to be more realistic about the current likelihood of a data breach and execute on those odds rather than on historical expectations," says one analyst.
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