Humans to blame for security breaches

Friday, 9 April 2004, 4:53 AM EST

Human error is to blame for 84 per cent of IT security breaches, according to a survey of more than 900 organisations.

In its second annual study of IT security and the workforce, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) also found that only 51 per cent of organisations have a written IT security policy.

The proportion of businesses citing human error as wholly or partly to blame for their last security breach was considerably higher than last year's figure of 63 per cent.

By James Mortleman at vnunet.

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