SMEs the weakest link on security

Thursday, 26 February 2004, 6:02 PM EST

Small businesses are the weakest link in the UK's fight against e-crime, according to the Conservative Party.

Speaking at the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit's (NHTCU) second e-Crime Congress, Jim Paice, shadow minister for home, legal and constitutional affairs, told delegates that despite high security spending among large enterprises, small businesses could provide a back door into corporate IT networks.

Small businesses and the 2.6 million sole traders operating in the UK constitute 99 per cent of the country's firms and 40 per cent of its workforce.

By Daniel Thomas at vnunet.

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