At the same time, they overestimate their ability to protect information adequately. This is no longer about a lack of awareness, lack of concrete action. Information is essential for business success. The loss of customer data as can permanently damage customer confidence and the reputation of a trade mark. In view of the rapidly increasing number of data breaches, companies about the risks of their information should become aware.” Slight improvements compared to the previous year the results for Germany, France, Hungary, the Netherlands and Spain show that the average number of points of information risk index for European SMEs compared to 40.6 in the previous year has improved this year with 56.8.
The higher the value, the better the risk provisioning in the enterprise. The maximum value is 100 Germany occupied 2013 with 55.5 points ranked three behind the Netherlands and Hungary. An improvement in information risk management, especially in the areas of security and staff that occurred compared with the previous year’s result by 39.7 points, but German companies still have to fight strategically to address issues and to communicate in order to respond appropriately to information risks sufficiently to their employees. A summary of the report, beyond awareness: the growing urgency for data management in the European mid-market can see risk / retrieve. 1 Beyond awareness: the growing urgency for data management in the European mid-market, PwC for Iron Mountain, July 2013 2 all data from: 2013 information security breaches survey: PwC for the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the United Kingdom (Department of business innovation and skills), April 2013. About Iron Mountain Germany GmbH, Iron Mountain offers comprehensive solutions for the management of information. Iron Mountain’s experts help companies, the for them to find appropriate solutions for the safe and lawful storage and rapid availability of their documents and data. Customers will benefit immediately from predictable costs and optimized processes, as well as from the comprehensive know-how of the service provider for effective information management.
As a global service partner with over 60 years experience takes Iron Mountain both to physical documents as well as digital data and covers the entire life cycle of the information thereby from secure storage to destruction. founded in 1951, Iron Mountain has more than 155,000 businesses in North America, Europe, Latin America and in the Asia Pacific region and managed in its archives and data centers of billions of data and information. Worldwide, Iron Mountain employs 17,500 people and posted revenues of $ 3 billion in 2012. 95 Percent of the Euro STOXX 50 companies among its customers by Iron Mountain. In the Fortune 1000 list ranked Iron Mountain ranked 675 editorial contacts: essential media Karl H. Mayer Landwehrstrasse 61 80336 Munich Tel: + 49 (0) 89 7472 62-12 E-Mail: Iron Mountain Germany Verena g Marketing Executive Hindenburg Street 162 22297 Hamburg Tel.: + 49 (0) 40 52108-182 E-Mail: Web: