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Thursday, April 20, 2006

UK Security Professionals Think: We’re winning the war against hackers

Despite the apparent growth in security incidents and hacker attacks over recent years, a clear majority (72 per cent) of UK security professionals feel their organisation is more secure than it was 12 months ago.  Organisations are no longer on the back foot in the fight against security threats, with only 11 per cent of respondents in a survey of 100 chief security officers (CSOs) and IT directors saying they take a ‘reactive only’ approach to security.  The majority of respondents have extensive IT security training in place, such as acceptable usage policies (92 per cent), email usage policies (85 per cent), password policies (81 per cent), and training in the need for backups (59 per cent).

“It is very encouraging to see that, despite ongoing reports of new threats and breaches, businesses across all sectors are feeling better protected,” Cisco Systems senior security advisor Paul King said.

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2006/04/20/cisco_security_survey/

Posted on 04/20
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