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Daily Dashboard | Study: One-third of targeted breaches succeed while majority of execs say their infosec practices work Related reading: Potential friction between free speech and youth privacy laws



An Accenture survey of 2,000 security officers from large enterprises worldwide has found that one-third of targeted breaches against companies are successful, but three-quarters of executives are still confident in their infosecurity practices, Bloomberg Technology reports. “To survive in this contradictory and increasingly risky landscape, organizations need to reboot their approaches to cybersecurity,” the report, entitled "Building Confidence: Facing the Cybersecurity Conundrum," states. “Ultimately, many remain unsure of their ability to manage the internal threats with the greatest cybersecurity impact even as they continue to prioritize external initiatives that produce the lowest return on investment.” Focusing mainly on data protection law compliance isn't enough to protect data, the study adds. Meanwhile, a BDO USA survey of 160 companies has found that 74 percent of directors say that their boards are increasingly discussing cybersecurity issues, CFO reports.
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