IT Client in the News: “NSA Surveillance: IT Pro Survey Says What?”

info_week-600x340via InformationWeek by Thomas Claburn

When hard-hitting issues need to come to the forefront, our clients are heard.  KnowBe4, a leader in internet security, found conflicting data in a recent article on NSA tactics published by the Washington Post.  InformationWeek decided to publish the story.

“A majority of Americans who don’t understand security find the National Security Agency’s use of secret court orders to collect phone and email data acceptable. IT professionals, however, see things differently.

“When the Washington Post published the results of a Pew Research poll on the subject last month, it concluded that most Americans (56%) accept NSA data collection, even at the expense of privacy, as a defense against terrorism. But it didn’t characterize its 1,004 survey respondents as ignorant about computer security.

“Stu Sjowerman, CEO of security training firm, did so indirectly. He posed the same survey questions, via SurveyMonkey, to more than 1,500 IT professionals — people who do understand computer security — and came to the opposite conclusion. In Sjowerman’s survey, some 70% said the NSA’s actions were unacceptable, compared to 41% in the Washington Post-Pew survey.”

Read the entire story in InformationWeek here>> 


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