A new survey is aiming to discover the issues about risk mitigation and what precautions are put in place to avoid the most common threats.

The SC Magazine survey, in association with IBM, will run throughout November and looks at areas such as virtualisation, how much is security considered at a board-level and which services are most appropriate for a migration to a managed service offering.

Paul Fisher, editor of SC Magazine, said: “With any business, it is a case of being prepared for the worst; be it by implementing policies, infrastructure or investment, and the creation of an efficient risk management plan is key for all IT departments.

“We hope that this survey will shine a light on this critical area and allow us to see how security is viewed within the board of directors and what the future of risk management is.”

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