Analytics // Security Monitoring
1/9/2014
06:56 AM
Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson
Quick Hits
50%
50%

Fearing NSA Surveillance, 25 Percent Of Firms Plan To Move Data Offshore

Scandal over NSA privacy violations causes a quarter of companies to change data hosting locations

One-quarter of businesses are planning to move their data outside of the United States as a result of recent scandals over surveillance by the National Security Agency, according to a study published Wednesday.

The study, commissioned by PEER 1 Hosting, reports that about a third of Canadian companies are planning to move away from U.S. data centers.

Despite the emerging trend, the U.S. remains the most popular place for U.K. and Canadian companies to host data outside of their home countries, with 51 percent planning to keep data in the U.S, the study says.

The survey revealed that the top three concerns for U.K. and Canadian businesses when choosing a hosting provider are now security (96 percent), performance (94 percent), and reputation (87 percent). Nearly 70 percent of respondents agree they would sacrifice performance to ensure data sovereignty.

Yet organizations admit they are struggling to fully understand current data laws. Sixty percent agree they don't know as much as they should about data security laws, and 44 percent feel that privacy and security laws confuse them, the study says.

Have a comment on this story? Please click "Add a Comment" below. If you'd like to contact Dark Reading's editors directly, send us a message. Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.com, UBM Tech's online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one ... View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
hmmm
50%
50%
hmmm,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/9/2014 | 7:03:39 PM
re: Fearing NSA Surveillance, 25 Percent Of Firms Plan To Move Data Offshore
Good thing the NSA doesn't target communications outside of the United States.
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Latest Comment: nice post
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2015-1950
Published: 2015-07-01
IBM PowerVC Standard Edition 1.2.2.1 through 1.2.2.2 does not require authentication for access to the Python interpreter with nova credentials, which allows KVM guest OS users to discover certain PowerVC credentials and bypass intended access restrictions via unspecified Python code.

CVE-2015-1951
Published: 2015-07-01
IBM Maximo Asset Management 7.1 through 7.1.1.13, 7.5.0 before 7.5.0.8 IFIX001, and 7.6.0 before 7.6.0.0 IFIX005 does not prevent caching of HTTPS responses, which allows physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive local-cache information by leveraging an unattended workstation.

CVE-2015-1967
Published: 2015-07-01
MQ Explorer in IBM WebSphere MQ before 8.0.0.3 does not recognize the absence of the compatibility-mode option, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by sniffing the network for a session in which TLS is not used.

CVE-2014-9734
Published: 2015-06-30
Directory traversal vulnerability in the Slider Revolution (revslider) plugin before 4.2 for WordPress allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the img parameter in a revslider_show_image action to wp-admin/admin-ajax.php.

CVE-2014-9735
Published: 2015-06-30
The ThemePunch Slider Revolution (revslider) plugin before 3.0.96 for WordPress and Showbiz Pro plugin 1.7.1 and earlier for Wordpress does not properly restrict access to administrator AJAX functionality, which allows remote attackers to (1) upload and execute arbitrary files via an update_plugin a...

Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Marc Spitler, co-author of the Verizon DBIR will share some of the lesser-known but most intriguing tidbits from the massive report