Friday November 27, 2020

Security: Know your enemy

Web-borne threats are everywhere - but are some companies sticking their heads in the sand when it comes to managing the problem? JJ Worrall reports.

31st August, 2013
Gerry Harvey, general manager, Commtech: 'As more and more people spend more time online -- be it socially or for business -- they are at risk.'

Arecent survey of 500 British and US-based "web security decision-makers" showed 80 per cent of them worked for companies which had experienced a web-borne security threat in the previous 12 months. However, many security industry experts said they wouldn't be surprised if the other 20 per cent simply "weren't aware" they had been attacked in the first place.

"There are a lot of organisations which don't know they've been targeted," said Renaissance director Michael Conway. In some cases when...

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