Security threats increase demand for protection
Such a standard would demonstrate to customers that their suppliers had an adequate business continuity plan and tested it regularly to make sure it will work when needed to ensure an uninterrupted service.
Meanwhile, high-powered groups such as the Security Alliance for the Internet (Saint) and the government's Information Insurance Initiative are discussing how best to improve training, standards and qualifications among IT security professionals.
And even those companies that have outsourced their IT overseas need staff to check that software developed offshore meets security standards.
By Antony Savvas at Computer Weekly.
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