Staff training lags behind

According to a new study of 500 IT and HR professionals, 45 percent of businesses fail to train staff in handling sensitive corporate data, and 46 percent have no plans to introduce such training. With Marks & Spencer providing the latest proof of how easily personal records can fall into the wrong hands, I can only hope that this survey is unrepresentative. At IT Governance, we stress at all times the vital importance of internal communications and training as vital weapons in safeguarding information assets. To think security can be achieved without this is self-deluding.