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Source: vnunet - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Security Companies are devoting too much of their IT security budgets trying to comply with EU directives and regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley when they should be spending more on other security threats, according to the yearly security report by Ernst and Young.

The survey found that compliance is now the key driver for two thirds of firms worldwide and attracts a greater spend than efforts to reduce the impact of viruses and worms.

Ernst and Young suggested that companies are failing to look into security issues relating to emerging technologies such as mobile computing, wireless networks and internet telephony.

New regulations, which effectively make company executives more responsible for the accuracy of company data, have led to firms tightening internal controls on access to databases.

But the report concluded that this focus on what it calls "mundane remedial things" is causing companies to overlook important security gaps.

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