Data breach concerns
More than half the companies in the Middle East have experienced a data breach in the last 12 months. Figures released yesterday in the Gemalto Data Security Confidence Index 2016 also said that 60 per cent of IT professionals in the Middle East region say that unauthorised users can access their networks. The figures, the result of a survey of 14,000 people, also revealed that every single firm had experienced a data breach at some point in the last five years. The report into the findings also recommended that the focus needs to shift from securing the perimeter to securing the data.