Security: It's all or nothing

Tuesday, 25 November 2003, 12:30 PM EST

Security concerns about the vulnerability of technology now command attention at the highest levels of government on both sides of the Atlantic.

But despite knowing about the potential risks of a disabling software virus attack, the private sector still remains reluctant to make security its top priority.

The resulting security breakdowns occur because there's a perception that security is only the responsibility of a company's information technology security officer. That is a mistake.

A company that fails to correct that impression may inadvertently foster a casual attitude among employees, who then naturally view security as outside of their day-to-day purview. Yet it is these very activities--most of them haphazard, others occasionally intentional--that allow a major disruptive virus to invade an IT ecosystem.

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