IT Security: Have You Checked Out Your Staff?

    Date19 Nov 2002
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Research has revealed firms are increasing their spend on IT security as companies become more concerned about protecting data, especially against employees. IT security spend continues to rise in the UK despite the ongoing high-tech recession, with companies broadening their . . . Research has revealed firms are increasing their spend on IT security as companies become more concerned about protecting data, especially against employees. IT security spend continues to rise in the UK despite the ongoing high-tech recession, with companies broadening their strategies to include an oft-neglected area: their staff.

    According to research conducted by recruitment outfit Elan, 79 percent of firms have increased their investment in IT protection over the last 12 months.

    Seventy percent said they were spending more on firewalls in order to counter the growth in cyber-terrorism. A further 58 percent are protecting document transfer through increased encryption. Businesses are also looking at restricted access, with half of those questioned investing more in password management. Back-up and recovery is also seen as an important area, with 50 percent of companies increasing spend on disaster recovery.

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