December 5, 2007 - The IT Policy Compliance Group announced the availability of its latest benchmark research report, “Core Competencies for Protecting Sensitive Data.”

 

The report, which incorporates responses from more than 450 organizations globally, concludes that only one in 10 organizations is in the enviable position of adequately protecting their sensitive data.

 

The report also analyzes the variables between those companies that are leaders and laggards in the area of data protection, providing insight into best practices that can lead to better data protection, improved compliance and sustained competitive advantage. 

One of the most striking findings from the research is the correlation between the protection of sensitive data and regulatory compliance results. Firms that excel at protecting sensitive data also perform well on regulatory compliance audits. Almost all (96 percent) of the organizations with the least loss of sensitive data are the exact same organizations with the fewest regulatory compliance deficiencies that must be corrected to pass regulatory audits. In contrast, the majority (64 percent) of the organizations with the most loss of sensitive data are the same organizations with the largest number of regulatory compliance deficiencies that must be corrected to pass audit.

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