Security holes: the danger within

Wednesday, 12 June 2002, 1:46 PM EST

Employees continue to be overlooked as an IT security threat, despite the significant destruction they can cause, according to one white paper.

A white paper released in the US by Web filtering vendor SurfControl found that more than 80 percent of security compromises faced by companies came from within.

Charles Heunemann, managing director at SurfControl in Australia, estimates that about 90 percent of Australian companies' intellectual capital is held in digital format. Heunemann believes it's this which makes it a convenient target for unauthorised electronic transfer.

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