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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security IT security has matured significantly over the past few years. An increase in the number of viruses such as Slammer, the advent of phishing, and a spate of high-profile attacks on organisations such as Sumitomo Bank, have pushed security to the top of many company agendas. While such publicity is scaring people into action, security still has a long way to go before it is embedded in everyday life.

John Thompson, chief executive of Symantec, the world’s fourth-largest software company following its $13.5bn (£7.6bn) acquisition of Veritas Software earlier this year, believes it is time for governments to work with industry to push awareness into the public’s consciousness.

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