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 percent of executives are concerned about the use of mobile networks and devices and its impact on security threats.
- 88 percent 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 percent 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%).
- Three-fourths (76%) of companies are using cloud or plan to invest in cloud services in 2013. Of those surveyed, 62 percent already include cloud services as part of their corporate infrastructure – up 11 percentage points from the previous year.
- 66 percent (two-thirds) of companies are using or considering using cloud services to augment their business continuity strategy.
- For disaster recovery purposes, a plurality of companies plan on leveraging cloud computing for data storage (49%).
- Three-fourths (78%) of companies indicated that their business continuity plan accommodates the possibility of a network security event.
- Seven out of ten (73%) companies are taking proactive or reactive measures to protect against distributed denial of services (DDos) attacks.
- 52 percent are taking proactive measures by identifying potential attacks with DDoS protection services.
- The majority of organizations surveyed invest in mobile security services. Of those companies, 66 percent take proactive measures against DDoS attacks.
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