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Have data breaches affected your information security plans? Here is your chance to have a say

Alan Shimel writes:

My friend Ilena Armstrong, Editor-in-Chief over at SC Magazine is conducting a survey on on how news of breaches, thefts and exposures are affecting organizations info sec plans. Below is a note from Ilena inviting you to participate. If you have a moment please take the time fill out the survey. Everyone who does gets a copy of the results as well as a chance to win a full boat pass to RSA. Sounds like a good deal to me!

Dear IT Security Professional,

I am writing to ask if you will take a few minutes to help with some vital industry research.

A legion of data exposures have occurred over the past year, with many affected companies not
only being forced to address customer and investor concerns, but also pay fines and adhere to prolonged sets of requirements administered by the Federal Trade Commission. So just how is news of such breaches, exposures and possible thefts affecting the way organizations — large and small — focus on information security plans?

This survey, Guarding against a data breach, aims to find out and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey.