Hackers force business to muster the experts

    Date02 Jul 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3611
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Seemingly endless reports of new security breaches confirm that the mortar holding together the business world's walls of security is well and truly crumbling. But with e-business continuing to gain momentum, the inescapable burden of information security is . . . Seemingly endless reports of new security breaches confirm that the mortar holding together the business world's walls of security is well and truly crumbling. But with e-business continuing to gain momentum, the inescapable burden of information security is finally driving many companies to hand the keys to many of their IT security systems to better-qualified third parties.

    It's a turnaround from the insular policies of the past few decades, when security was delegated to existing IT organisations and received virtually no attention from senior business executives.

    With hackers continuously working to discover new vulnerabilities in software, the pace of change is so rapid that last week even the United States Central Intelligence Agency went on record saying that it was having trouble keeping up. Without the resources to mount an ongoing security defence, companies have not only remained open to security problems but have often remained unaware of repeated security breaches as hackers exploit known holes to sneak in and out of company systems.

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