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IT Security Fears: What Keeps You Up?

IT is a nerve-wracking profession. You have dopey end-users, unrealistic bosses and vendors looking to squeeze out every dime.

And then you have hacker creeps. Amplitude Research feels your pain and just released a report detailing what worries you the most.

Busting through the network is the number one fear, so say nearly 40 percent of those polled. A close second is "risky user activity" such as visiting malicious Web sites or falling victim to phishing schemes.

Social media also raises IT blood pressure as these sites can give hackers access to information that should really be kept private (especially given Facebook's lax attitude towards privacy).

Finally an increasing number of you are worried that the cloud is insecure, a topic we're tackling in the June issue of Redmond.

What are your biggest security concerns? How do you train your users to be careful? Should Facebook be more circumspect with our information? Shoot your answers, not you buffer overflow attacks, to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/14/2010 at 1:17 PM


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