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Survey: 61% Of IT Security Professionals Say Businesses More Vulnerable To Attack During Holidays

Majority of security pros say they may be more vulnerable to attack during major holidays

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 20, 2012 – nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management solutions, today announced the results of a survey commissioned by nCircle and conducted by Dimensional Research. Over 270 IT security and business professionals participated in the online survey conducted between November 8 and November 19, 2012.

When asked "Are you concerned that your company may be more vulnerable to attack during major holidays such as Christmas and News Year's?", 57% of respondents said "no", but 61% of security professionals said "yes".

"In spite of the increase in malware and viruses around every major holiday, attacks can happen anytime," said Andrew Storms, director of IT security operations for nCircle." IT security professionals live in a constant state of vigilance – they know attackers are always looking for an advantage. You can't build a good security program overnight, but if you already have one in place you're probably just as safe on Christmas as you are any other day of the year."

For more information about the survey, please visit: http://www.ncircle.com/index.php?s=resources_surveys_Business-Partner-Survey-2012#holidays.

About nCircle

nCircle is the leading provider of information risk and security performance management solutions to more than 6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle solutions may be deployed on a customer's premises, as a cloud-based service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.

nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto. To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.

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