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Network Security Scares You Most: Survey

Even as the cloud and related next-new-things beckon, it's your traditional networks -- and the challenge of protecting them and the data they contain -- that holds top spot among IT concerns, a new survey from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) reports.
Even as the cloud and related next-new-things beckon, it's your traditional networks -- and the challenge of protecting them and the data they contain -- that holds top spot among IT concerns, a new survey from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) reports.The survey, conducted by CompTIA over the Web this summer, drew responses from more than 900 IT pros, a third of whom tagged network and data security as their top concern.

Well back -- chosen by about 20 percent of the participants -- were the users of those networks: human error is the top fret one in five of you listed.

Coming in third was the challenge of holding onto good, qualified IT staff -- interesting, particularly in light of, as Naomi Grossman pointed out in bMighty yesterday, the risks that accompany losing IT staff.

Nothing earth-shattering in this survey, but a good reminder that even as new technologies, approaches and tools come our way (a bit more than 6 percent of the respondents listed access to current tech as their top concern) it's still networks (including wireless) that are IT's top focus.

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