SMEs turn blind eye to protection

Monday, 1 September 2003, 5:39 PM EST

Despite high-profile security scares, such as the recent Blaster worm and the latest SoBig variant, almost one-third of small businesses in the UK do not consider anti-virus or firewall protection to be important.

According to a poll conducted on behalf of BT Openworld, 28 per cent of SMEs believe that software solutions to protect their businesses from security threats are of no practical use.

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