Security a big concern for Canadian consumers, businesses

Most Canadians – from corporate decision-makers to consumers – believe their confidential data is at risk.

That’s a key finding of a national survey commissioned by Fusepoint Managed Services, Symantec Corp. and Sun Microsystems. The survey results were announced yesterday in Toronto during a roundtable discussion titled: “Managing risk: Is your business playing against the odds?”

Conducted from October 28 to November 9 – the survey polled 565 Canadians including senior-level decision makers and consumers.

Results indicate most corporate decision makers are acutely aware of how critical data security is to their business. For instance, the overwhelming majority (98 per cent) of those polled said a company must ensure its sensitive data is protected, while 96 per cent already use some data protection technology.

Other survey findings demonstrate just companies and consumers are well aware of the dire consequences of a data security breach: