March 28, 2011 – A new global study of information security shows that cybercriminals have shifted from stealing personal information such as credit card information and Social Security numbers to targeting intellectual capital such as design documents, schematics, product launch plans, pharmaceutical formulas and other trade secrets that have little to no protection.
McAfee and Science Applications International Corporation collaborated with Vanson Bournein to survey more than 1,000 security experts and senior IT decision-makers in the U.S., U.K., Japan, China, India, Brazil and the Middle East. Responding organizations find the greatest information security challenge is the changing nature of security attacks, followed by the mobile security around the many available devices and services, such as removable media, smartphones and social networking.
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