A new EiQ Networks survey reveals several concerns among IT professionals. The survey reflects responses from 272 IT decision makers including security managers, and network and systems engineers across a number of industries including healthcare, government, financial services and retail, among others.

The survey highlights that regulatory compliance to protect corporate data continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced by businesses and organizations across all industries. While an external data breach for financial gain is considered to be the biggest information security nightmare (34 percent), respondents indicated that failing an audit closely follows at 31 percent.

The two biggest challenges to demonstrating compliance are measuring and reporting on compliance (31 percent) and automating IT controls (24 percent).

SOURCE: net-security.org