Ad-hoc information security solutions no longer an option, as companies struggle to keep pace with today’s threats

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Paul van Kessel, Ernst & Young Global IT Risk and Assurance Services Leader summarizes the findings of the 2012 Global Information Security Survey.

Organizations need to fundamentally shift their approach to information security in order to meet the threats presented by existing and emerging technologies

  • Three-quarters of organizations report an increase in external attacks
  • No security architecture framework in place for 63% of organizations
  • Cloud computing uptake doubles since 2010, yet 38% of respondents report no security measures to mitigate risks