Security threats changing

Thursday, 2 May 2002, 11:44 AM EST

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released the findings of a survey of one thousand people responsible for IT Security in UK business during the recent InfoSec show. The results do not make for encouraging reading.

The report was compiled for the DTI by PricewaterhouseCoopers and concluded that breaches of security are now costing UK businesses up to a staggering eighteen billion pounds every year. Indeed, the news gets even worse with two out of every five of those surveyed indicating that they suffered some form of breach during the calendar year 2001, a rise of almost one hundred percent on the previous year's figures.

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