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Vol. 3 No. 7 September 2004

Storage at risk

Survey methodology: The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) conducted a survey in March and April of 2004 with selected Storage magazine subscribers to assess attitudes regarding storage security. ESG surveyed 388 storage and 128 security professionals in 10 industry segments. Company size varied from less than $50 million in revenue to more than $5 billion. Quantitative analysis was supported by interviews. The data presented here reflects the responses of storage professionals unless otherwise noted. For more information, send an e-mail to From the boardroom to users' desktops, data security is a critical issue, yet storage security remains underserved, often leaving data vulnerable. Based on the results of a survey conducted by the Milford, MA-based Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) in conjunction with Storage magazine, ESG concluded that: Storage security exposes significant weaknesses. Many companies--even those with strong commitments to security--revealed problems with storage security ...

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    A new survey of Storage magazine readers by the Enterprise Strategy Group reveals that storage security is weak. IT staffs--with help from storage vendors--need to do more to secure storage.

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