Hitachi ID Systems ran its first annual Data Security Survey to gauge organizations' perception of their own IT security.

The survey, which ran over a period of 6 weeks, garnered responses from hundreds of participants from over 16 industries; 60% of these respondents reported working in an organization with at least 1000 employees.

Participants reported data security concerns ranging from data breaches to compromise of privileged passwords. Respondents reported that their organization must protect a variety of sensitive data types, including employee records, personally identifying data, credit card information, bank account numbers, research documents and financial data. Interestingly, only 15% of participants indicated that their organization currently employs a privileged access management system.

While 33% of respondents reported that their organization currently implements “strict” controls, only 21% indicated that they were “completely confident” in their data security measures. The majority of respondents (55%), reported that their organization is only “somewhat protected” against security threats.

Survey results are available at

About Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of identity and access management solutions. Hitachi ID software helps almost 1000 organizations with over 12 million combined users meet security, internal control, regulatory compliance, IT cost reduction and user service objectives.

Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite includes Hitachi ID Identity Manager, Hitachi ID Password Manager and Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager These products manage identities, entitlements and authentication factors across both on-premises and SaaS applications in the cloud.

Industry analyst Ovum Consulting recently recognized Hitachi ID Systems as an enterprise identity and access management powerhouse, citing the company's robust technology and exemplary customer support. Ovum “believes that Hitachi ID's focus on reducing the administrative and helpdesk burden and the company's focus on bottom-up IAM reflects the way in which organizations operate.”

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For more information, please contact:

Dawn Mallyon, VP Marketing
Hitachi ID Systems
(403) 233-0740, ext 324