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Survey shows business sceptical about external hacking




Survey shows business sceptical about external hacking
Survey shows business sceptical about external hacking



http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2250893/survey-shows-business-sceptical 

By Iain Thomson in San Francisco
V3.co.uk
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 
unlikely.

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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