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Survey Highlights Security Policy Challenges

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a recent survey of 113 IT
security professionals, 51% percent stated that their organization's
security policies do not have clear consequences for security violations,
highlighting the challenges in creating and implementing a coherent
security policy. nCircle, the leading provider of agentless security risk
and compliance management solutions, conducted the survey from May 7 to
August 16, 2007.


The full poll results are:
Does your organization have clear consequences for security policy
Yes: 49%
No: 51%
Total votes: 113

According to Andrew Storms, Director of IT Security for nCircle, "It's
interesting that these results are nearly evenly split. This reflects the
challenge of maintaining a corporate policy that matches a continuously
changing threat environment. It also reflects the challenge of applying
that policy when every infraction involves a different level of risk and a
wide variety of human factors."