Survey: IT department is often firms' first line of cyberrisk defense

10/18/2011 | PropertyCasualty360

Many companies consider their information-technology department their first line of defense against cyberliability exposure even though they recognize that the entire organization should be responsible for information security and cyberrisk management, according to a survey by Advisen. The findings might indicate "a significant deficiency in emergency-response planning" because the IT department might not be prepared for interpreting state guidelines and organizing the resources to comply with state requirements after a major data breach, according to the survey.

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