IT Security Efforts 'Poor'

Friday, 3 May 2002, 10:13 AM EST

New research from GartnerG2 indicates that most information technology security breaches and incidents take advantage of known, patchable flaws that exist because of poor enterprise security practices, bad corporate culture and a lack of investment in system protection.

Gartner analysts, who presented a report on cyber attack prevention Thursday in San Diego, California, said that despite billion-dollar losses, hackers and virus writers repeatedly employ the same tried-and-true attack techniques to plague corporate systems with security issues.

GartnerG2 projected that through 2005, 90 percent of cyber attacks will exploit known security flaws for which a patch is available or a solution known. In addition, the research firm said, 90 percent of attacks are of the copycat variety.

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