According to Bit9's third annual Endpoint Security Survey, 60 percent of IT executives said their main concern was being hit by advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks like the one that hit RSA earlier this year.

"Although security professionals claim they are most concerned about targeted attacks, 50% of the companies surveyed said they rely on the honor system for their employees to follow written policy to control and prevent unauthorized software, rather than enforcing it," writes's Hillary O'Rourke.

"The survey also found that 51% of the companies allow their users to download and install applications," O'Rourke writes.

Go to "Survey: APT attacks a top concern, but many firms fail to enforce policies" to read the details.

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