Security spending rising for data centers, surveys show

Friday, 16 May 2003, 12:40 PM EST

As the director of global security at Hewitt Associates LLC, Dan Josephites is taking a multifaceted approach to bolstering defenses at his company, which is the nationís largest human resources outsourcer.
Firewall, antivirus and other intrusion-detection technologies are a key part of the strategy. But Hewitt is also shoring up its internal networks, performing network and application-level penetration testing, and working with developers to ensure secure code on all Web-facing applications.

"We are spending more on security, thereís no two ways about it," Josephites said.

Hewitt isn't alone. A new study released this week, by the Orange, Calif.-based AFCOMís Data Center Institute, shows that information security has become a major priority for the nationís largest data centers in the face of constant terror alerts, tensions in Iraq and proliferating cyberthreats.

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