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Survey: Few companies addressing cyberterrorism




Survey: Few companies addressing cyberterrorism
Survey: Few companies addressing cyberterrorism



http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10385230-83.html 

By Lance Whitney
Security
CNet News
October 28, 2009

Cyberterrorism is on the rise around the world. But only one-third of 
companies are tackling it in their disaster recovery plans, says a 
survey released Tuesday by data center association AFCOM.

Although the majority (60.9 percent) of companies questioned see 
cyberterrorism as a threat to be addressed, "AFCOM's 2009/2010 Data 
Center Trends" survey found that only 24.8 percent have adopted it in 
their policies and procedures manuals. Further, only 19.7 percent 
provide cyberterrorism training to their employees.

Around 82 percent do run background checks on new hires. But that still 
leaves almost 20 percent of all data centers that don't perform security 
checks on new employees, even those working directly with personal, 
financial, and even military records, noted AFCOM.

Cyberattacks have made the headlines over the past few years as they've 
become more widespread.

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