Staff training is vital for security

Thursday, 20 June 2002, 5:42 PM EST

Staff disabling virus protection and not bothering to change their passwords are security threats too great to let slide, according to one leading international chief information officer. Security researchers have warned that chief information officers are likely to see more and more blended security threats within the next couple of years. Recent research released by the Computer Security Institute (CSI) in the US has also found that losses could include theft of proprietary information and financial fraud.

The threat from employees taking a lax attitude to IT security exposes businesses to too much risk to be ignored, argues PeopleSoft chief information officer David Thompson, in Sydney at the vendor's leadership summit this week.

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