MOST COMPANIES INADEQUATELY PROTECT DATAA full 54% of the more than 300 companies responding to a recent survey have no documented procedures for protecting stored data, and 70% executives rated their company's data storage security as only fair or poor. These were among the findings in the 2005 Data Storage Security Survey conducted by GlassHouse Technologies Inc., a Framingham, Mass.-based data storage consulting firm. Other findings include:

* 61% respondents believe external threats are more dangerous than internal threats, even though internal users have greater access to sensitive data.

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