Why UK businesses need the ECS IT security solution……
The following details shocking results of the Information Security Breaches Survey (ISBS) released April 2000. 1000 UK businesses were surveyed as commissioned by the DTI.
The ISBS 2000 shows an illuminating state of information security in the UK market place. The "high profile" security issues, such as viruses and passwords are being addressed; however, there is insufficient awareness of what can be done to combat the more significant risks, particularly those posed by human actions and those arising from doing business electronically.
Often – but not always – information security is seen only as an issue for the IT department, which it clearly isn’t. Good information security management is about organisations understanding the risks and threats they face and the vulnerabilities in their current computer processing facilities. It is about putting in common-sense procedures to minimise the risks and about educating all the employees about their responsibilities.
Most importantly, it is about ensuring that the policy on information security management has the commitment of senior management. It is only when these procedural and management issues have been addressed that organisations can decide on what security technologies they need.
Read on for a look into the shocking state of IT security among UK businesses….
Very few organisations were able (or prepared) to report the business implications of the security breaches they had suffered – but those that were, indicated that the cost of a single breach could be in excess of £100,000.
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