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The most common reasons IT pros are fired

Written by Jessica Kim Cohen | January 31, 2017

 Cybersecurity and breach prevention are top concerns for mid-sized and large organizations, according to a Trustwave report of 147 IT security professionals in North America.

Here are the top five transgressions respondents cited as “fireable” offenses.

1. Failure to meet regulatory compliance that led to a large fine or other penalty: 68 percent

2. Tech investment that leads to a security breach: 39 percent

3. Data breach that does become public: 38 percent

4. Failure to modernize your organization’s security program: 33 percent

5. Data breach whose cause cannot be determined: 21 percent

Click here to view more of the survey’s findings.