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AT&T: Nearly Nine Out Of Ten Businesses Take Proactive Approach To Security

Latest AT&T annual business continuity study brings to light several trends regarding how businesses are preparing themselves for potential disasters and threats
DALLAS, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With fears of potential security breaches and natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy and the recent Oklahoma tornado weighing heavily on IT executives, businesses nationwide have continued to grow and advance their business continuity and disaster recovery plans to incorporate the adoption of wireless network capabilities, cloud services and mobile applications.

The annual AT&T* Business Continuity Study found that:

-- More than half of executives surveyed (63%) cite the looming threat of

security breaches as their most important security concern for 2013.

-- 84% of executives are concerned about the use of mobile networks

and devices and its impact on security threats.

-- 88% of those surveyed understand the increasing importance of

security and indicate that their companies have a proactive strategy in

place.

-- Nearly two-thirds (64%) of companies include their wireless network

capabilities as part of their business continuity plan.

-- 87% of executives indicate their organizations have a business

continuity plan in place in case of a disaster or threat - a slight

uptick from last year (86%).

The results for the latest AT&T annual business continuity study brings to light several trends regarding how businesses are preparing themselves for potential disasters and threats. AT&T has conducted this study for twelve consecutive years, surveying IT executives from companies in the United States with at least

$25 million in annual revenue to measure the national pulse on business continuity planning.

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