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UK firms are warned to tighten up on security




UK firms are warned to tighten up on security
UK firms are warned to tighten up on security



http://www.computing.co.uk/computing/news/2220313/urgent-call-tighten-information 

By Janie Davies
Computing
30 Jun 2008

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are most likely to fail at 
effectively securing their data said a warning from the Economic and 
Social Research Council (ESRC) potentially compromising a large portion 
of the UK economy.

SMEs make up 51.9 per cent of annual turnover in the UK and over 99.3 
per cent of businesses, according to figures from the Department for 
Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

"Information security is now a mainstream political issue, and no longer 
the province of technologists alone," said Tyler Moore of the Computer 
Laboratories, University of Cambridge.

"In 1999 it became clear that even the latest and greatest technology 
will not solve all our problems if those who protect and maintain them 
are not sufficiently movitated. The issue is one of incentives."

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