Web sites: the weakest link in security

Monday, 25 July 2005, 12:53 PM EST

The number of companies reporting Web-site attacks has skyrocketed in the past year, according to a survey the Computer Security Institute released last week. The Computer Crime and Security survey, conducted in January by the institute and the computer-intrusion squad of the FBI's San Francisco office, found that 95% of respondents had experienced more than 10 Web-site incidents during 2004, up from 5% in 2003. Some 700 computer-security practitioners at U.S. companies, government agencies, medical institutions, and universities responded to the survey.

By Steven Marlin at InformationWeek.

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