Inadequate IT security training in the UK

Friday, 8 November 2002, 2:06 PM EST

IT security training is woefully inadequate in the majority of UK companies, according to a survey.

Results from a SurfControl/NOP survey shows that 73 percent of organisations from the UK's largest employment sectors do not have proper training programmes in place.

Almost three quarters of workers admit that they have never received any training from their employer on how to use the internet and email at work to minimise network security problems.

More than 80 per cent of employees said they were concerned about the risks posed to the network by viruses. However, they are seemingly ill-equipped to identify and deal with potential threats, such as avoiding the temptation to open dubiously titled email attachments, according to the survey.

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