Penny drops in the private sector – or does it?

The Business Software Alliance believes that the private sector is waking up to IT security issues. In a survey of IT decisionmakers they found a greater proportion are now concerned about the potential harm to their business from downtime and security breaches. Good news, but tellingly only 22% of non-IT specialist directors were felt to be exerting pressure on the IT security issue. There’s a long way to go before generalist directors come to recognize IT security as a vital executive responsibility.