Security and privacy are top concerns for many IT professionals, and it's especially relevant now, after 2014's highly publicized data breaches. Because of the constant concerns about security and privacy, Tech Pro Research, ZDNet's premium content sister site, conducted a new survey on the topic and compared the results back to a previous survey from 2013.
Companies around the world were victim to numerous bouts of malware, insider threats, stolen data and exploited vulnerabilities, many of which prompted urgent or emergency patches that disrupted IT departments and users alike. Big companies weren't immune to this plague, with Target and Home Depot suffering the sting of data breaches. Celebrities were also targeted, with compromised iCloud accounts resulting in personal photos being leaked online.

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