Barely more than one-in-five companies are well-prepared for a cyber attack, information technology survey indicates

The survey found that trust is the new battleground for IT, as organisations delicately balance the revenue-driving potential of using customer data with the need for privacy and security.

The latest Harvey Nash/KPMG survey of chief information officers (CIOs) goes some way to explaining why we’ve all been bombarded with “opt-in” emails of late.

The largest information technology (IT) leadership survey in the world, analysing responses from organisations with a combined annual cyber security spend of up to US$46bn, found that managing operational risk and compliance have become significantly increased priorities at board level.

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