Skills shortage threatens security

Wednesday, 28 April 2004, 3:27 PM EST

A recent survey shows that security breaches are on the increase. Could a skills shortage be to blame?

As use of the Internet and wider connectivity among companies increases, UK businesses are being exposed to ever-greater threats to their information systems. Over the last year malicious incidents - viruses, unauthorised access, misuse of systems, fraud and theft - have risen dramatically. The average UK business now has roughly one security incident a month and larger ones around one a week.

Security breaches are costing companies millions. According to a government-sponsored survey of information security breaches in the UK, led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the average cost of an organisation's most serious security incident was around £10,000 and £120,000 for large companies.

By Amanda Akien at Prosperity.

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