Security workers praise Sarbanes-Oxley
Source: Matt Hines - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Government Many security workers feel that government regulations aimed at protecting IT networks from threats are working, according to new survey.

The survey, released Wednesday by security services company RedSiren, indicates that many IT professionals view security guidelines as work-intensive. But they also believe the regulations--such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act--are making a difference.

Of the 300 IT professionals interviewed for the study, 66 percent agreed that the government regulations have improved the overall security of the networks they work on.

On the flip side, many of the people surveyed said the federal regulations eat up a bulk of their working hours, leaving less time for other security-related projects.

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