Data centers, once safely hidden deep in the core of the organizations they serviced, now find they are at the forefront of cyber warfare. According to a new study by AFCOM's Data Center Institute, constant terror alerts, hacker attacks, malicious viruses and a host of other cyber security threats have made information security a major priority for data centers.

The survey, conducted earlier this year among 257 senior data center managers, shows that cyber defense issues remain extremely important for 71.2 percent of the surveyed organizations. AFCOM is the premier association representing the needs of enterprise and Internet data center executives and vendors around the globe.

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