AIIM survey finds that the majority of organizations have implemented new information security measures in the past year

Published: Wednesday, 24 August 2016 07:54

M-Files Corporation has announced the findings from a survey into organizational information security trends conducted by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and supported by M-Files.

The survey revealed that 38 percent of organizations have experienced one or more information security breaches within the past year. In addition, nearly one-third (31 percent) of respondents feel their organization does an inadequate job of protecting confidential and sensitive information. Coincidentally, 36 percent noted that either their organization does not have a formally documented policy about how company information is stored, managed and shared - or that they didn't know if such a policy existed.

The survey also indicates that many companies are taking proactive steps to address these information security breach issues. Nearly six out of ten (59 percent) respondents stated that their organization has implemented new information security solutions, systems and/or protocols within the past year.

Based on an online survey of AIIM members located in the US, Canada, EMEA and other parts of the world, the new study also yielded the following findings: 

When asked about proactive steps their organization has taken to mitigate potential information security breaches: 

For organizations that have a formally documented policy in place for how company information is stored, managed and shared: