Dell Survey: 82% of IT, Business Leaders Eye Enhanced Data Security Through Access Control

cybersecurityA new Dell survey says 82 percent of information technology executives and corporate leaders have made steps to limit employees' data access points in an effort to improve data security.

Dell said Tuesday it commissioned market research firm Penn Schoen Berland to poll 1,302 C-level IT executives at mid-market companies from the U.S., Asia Pacific and Europe from Nov. 19 through Dec. 8, 2015.

The Dell Data Security Survey also found that at least 70 percent of respondents are concerned about spear phishing attacks, advanced persistent threats and malware.

Only one in four IT leaders expressed optimism on the capability of their C-suite to allocate sufficient budget for information security platforms in the next five years, the survey found.

“These findings suggest that the C-level has to be more engaged when it comes to integrating data security strategies into their business,“ said Steve Lalla, vice president of commercial client software and solutions at Dell.

Sixty-seven percent of executives said security concerns keep their companies from implementing a bring-your-own-device program, while almost 80 percent of respondents are concerned with the adoption of cloud platforms to store critical data.

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