UK companies face daily hacking threat

    Date23 May 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3572
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    More than 200 UK companies are targeted by hackers every day, increasing the need for more secure networks, new research by Gartner has found. But purchasing and installing the technology is only the first step and to provide effective protection, these technologies must be correctly installed, configured, maintained and monitored.. . . More than 200 UK companies are targeted by hackers every day, increasing the need for more secure networks, new research by Gartner has found. But purchasing and installing the technology is only the first step and to provide effective protection, these technologies must be correctly installed, configured, maintained and monitored.

    Kelly Kavanagh, research director at Gartner said: 'Although the internet helps small and medium businesses to enhance communications and collaboration among employees, customers, business partners and suppliers, it also potentially exposes enterprise systems and corporate data to the bad guys.'

    'As business requirements, technology and threats evolve, small and medium businesses should update firewall policies, virus and intrusion detection technology to reflect these changes. These technologies need maintenance with patches and updates.'

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