Issues around data security have taken center stage at most organizations, but a new study finds that most organizations fail to update their security plans and lack confidence in the ability of their security measures to protect them from attack.

The fourth annual IT security study by the Ponemon Institute shows that “data breach preparedness certainly is on companies’ radar, and having a response plan in place is par for the course. The number of organizations with a plan increased from 61 percent in 2013 to 86 percent in 2016. However, despite this strong majority of companies that now have a response plan in place, 38 percent of organizations surveyed have no set time period for reviewing and updating it, and 29 percent have not reviewed or updated their plan since it was put in place.”

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