Businesses continue to struggle with security issues, according to a survey of more than 100 IT and data security professionals in the United States -- 16.6 percent of whom represent financial services organizations -- released by Skokie, Ill.-based Forsythe Solutions Group. Twenty-six percent of survey participants indicate that their organizations actually are more vulnerable now than they were the previous year.
One of the recurring reasons respondents cited for this phenomenon was that new vulnerabilities have arisen from mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, some cited the implementation of new technologies, systems and services that were not sufficiently reviewed for security holes. <<<