Yet another study is indicating that corporations are drastically rethinking their security policies in light of September 11. A new survey of 100 companies by Kroll Inc. notes that prior to September 11 information protection and employee integrity were the top security priorities. Now the focus is on emergency planning, business resumption planning and physical security.
Among the findings: only 43 percent of respondents gave themsleves a positive rating on their organization's ability to manage security risks prior to September 11. But 89 percent expected that to change within six months. Prior to September 11, only 38 percent cited business resumption planning as important. That number is now 80 percent. Likewise, only 40 percent identified physical security as a priority prior to September 11. Now 89 percent have placed it at the top of their agendas.
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