By Iain Thomson in San Francisco
09 Oct 2009
A global survey of IT managers from IDC has shown that the last majority
think that having the company hacked from the outside is highly
Of the companies questioned just 15 per cent thought that they would
lose data to hackers, with three times as many thinking employee
carelessness would cause a breach. However, if such an attack did occur
is would cause the most damage.
"The challenge when protecting an organisation from internal attack is
that traditional defences are designed to face outward, at the perimeter
of a network, whereas the inside of the network remains relatively free
of security controls," said Neil Campbell, global general manager
security solutions for Dimension Data, which sponsored the research.
"Compounding the problem, security awareness training initiatives for
employees often go unfunded. That's because organisations find it
difficult to demonstrate a return on investment for such training."
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