Forbes Magazine: Being the chief executive has its privileges. And one of them may be a blissful ignorance of your company’s data breach risks.
According to a study to be released Tuesday by the privacy-focused Ponemon Institute, companies’ chief executives tend to value cybersecurity just as–if not more–highly than their executive colleagues. But … the CEOs interviewed in Ponemon’s survey seemed especially unconcerned about cybercrime as a source of data breaches. While 31% named stolen PCs or thumb drives as a source of data loss, only 3% cited malicious hackers as the top threat for their company’s data security–about a fifth as many as the lower level employees who cited cybercriminals as the most important threat.