Fit best practice with your security software

Wednesday, 24 September 2003, 9:42 AM EST

Companies are increasingly considering their security as world events cast doubt on their ability to deal with natural disaster, human error or malicious attack.

Spending on security has reached record levels, and continues to climb as businesses seek to reassure shareholders and comply with standards and changing legal requirements.

However, being secure is about more than simply buying firewalls, antivirus software and login technology.

"Good IT security is about good management. It's more important to maintain patches and to document systems and procedures than it is to install expensive new security devices," says Bart Vansevenant, director of European security strategies at security service provider Ubizen.

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