Security costs fall with good policies

Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 12:40 AM EST

Enterprises will increasingly face skilled IT criminals trying to infiltrate corporate networks for sensitive data stored in databases, but adopting new policies to evaluate risk should help drive the cost of defense down, computer security analysts said Monday.

The attacks could come in a variety of forms - extortion attempts after data is encrypted and held hostage and the theft of intellectual property - but all could have "potentially disastrous" effects for unprepared businesses, said Vic Wheatman, managing vice president at research analyst firm Gartner.

At InfoWorld.

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