By Janie Davies
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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