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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hackers and regulators force security crackdown

A survey of companies in eight European countries and the US by Forrester Consulting found that there are big budgets for identity management and access control projects.  One third of organisations surveyed said they plan to have strong authentication or two-factor authentication capabilities within 12 months.  More than a third of respondents (38 per cent) said they had budgets of Euros 250,000 and 12 per cent of budgets were in excess of Euros 1M.

Ray Stanton, head of business continuity, security and governance at BT, said in a statement: “As threats to information security escalate both from inside and outside the organisation, coupled with an increase in the number of regulations that companies have to comply with, many are realising the role that identity and access management can play in helping organisations address these issues.”,3800011361,39158187,00.htm

Posted on 04/19