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Would You Rather A Root Canal or a Compliance Audit?

Posted on 6.25.2015

According to a new survey, 18 percent of IT professionals would rather undergo a root canal procedure than participate in a compliance audit.

Ipswitch, a software provider, has announced the findings from its recent security and compliance survey which details IT difficulties when preparing for compliance audits.

The survey, which polled 313 IT professional in the US, found that more than half (59 percent) are not prepared to undergo a compliance audit with no notice as well as an alarmingly high percentage (75) of respondents being only somewhat confident or not at all confident that their colleagues are being cautious and taking the necessary steps to fully protect sensitive information.

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Other interesting and amusing finding from the survey include 52 percent of IT professions believe that the allocation of IT resources is the costliest part of a compliance audit as well as eight percent would rather live without electricity at home for a week than undergo a compliance audit.

The regulatory guidelines in financial services, healthcare and other high-risk industries demand full transparency and protection of critical business data across the borderless enterprise. Even with this in mind, our survey indicates a remarkable lack of preparedness and confidence on the part of IT pros to pass an audit today,” said Jeff Loeb, chief marketing officer at Ipswitch.

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