Survey Finds Most Companies Aren't Ready for a Data Breach

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A recent survey of 268 IT decision makers, including senior management, security managers, directors, and network and systems engineers, found that 71 percent of respondents said they're either "not confident" in their security or "not at all prepared" to manage a potential security breach (h/t Help Net Security).

The survey, conducted by EiQ Networks, also found that 82 percent of respondents are either "concerned" or "very concerned" that their organization will face a security breach in the coming year.

Still, almost one third of those surveyed said their organization doesn't have basic SIEM (security information and event management) and log management solutions in place, and 40 percent of respondents said they want to replace their current SIEM solution, citing cost savings and superior technology as key reasons for the change.

"In the midst of numerous high profile data security breaches, organizations continue to struggle with ways to monitor, manage and remediate security, risk and compliance issues and it's obvious SIEM is falling short," EiQ vice president of product management Brian Mehlman said in a statement.