51% of IT Security Pros Say Their Security Policies Do Not Have Clear Consequences

    nCircle Survey Highlights Enterprise Security Policy Challenges

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ -- In a recent survey of 113 IT security
professionals, 51% percent stated that their organization's security policies
do not have clear consequences for security violations, highlighting the
challenges in creating and implementing a coherent security policy. nCircle,
the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance management
solutions, conducted the survey from May 7 to August 16, 2007.
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    The full poll results are:
    Does your organization have clear consequences for security policy

    Yes: 49%
    No: 51%
    Total votes: 113
    According to Andrew Storms, Director of IT Security for nCircle, "It's
interesting that these results are nearly evenly split. This reflects the
challenge of maintaining a corporate policy that matches a continuously
changing threat environment. It also reflects the challenge of applying that
policy when every infraction involves a different level of risk and a wide
variety of human factors."
    "However, the fact that nearly half believe their policies do indeed have
'teeth' and are enforceable seems to demonstrate that organizational
commitment to maintaining stringent security policy and meting out appropriate
consequences is increasing," said Storms.
    About nCircle Solutions
    nCircle solutions discover and profile all devices on an organization's
global network enabling configuration auditing, vulnerability management,
security risk management and file integrity monitoring. nCircle solutions
distill the wealth of discovered information into actionable data, analytics
and objective metrics that measure risk and compliance and improve the
operational effectiveness of security teams, IT administrators, IT management,
and auditors in addressing regulatory challenges such as PCI compliance and
SOX compliance.
    About nCircle
    nCircle is the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance
management solutions. More than 3,500 enterprises, government agencies and
service providers around the world rely on nCircle's proactive security
solutions to identify, measure, manage and reduce security risk and automate
compliance on their networks. nCircle has won numerous awards for growth,
innovation 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 USA and in London,
Toronto and Tokyo. Additional information about nCircle is available at
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respective owners

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For further information: Shelley Boose of Shev Rush PR, +1-408-398-6987,
 shelley@shevrushpr.com, for nCircle Network Security, Inc. Web Site:

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