When it comes to inefficiencies surrounding information technology security practices, global corporations are discovering that to err is human.A survey conducted by Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based global trade association Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) discovered that human error-defined mainly as a lack of adequate certification and training-is the root cause of lax IT security at most corporations.

Oddly enough, the lack of training is occurring even as corporations are placing more emphasis than ever on security practices and procedures, as well as spending more on preventative measures. But these measures are proving to be a hollow investment because training of personnel-IT or otherwise-is inadequate, according to the survey, titled "Commitment to Security Benchmark Study."

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