IT pros lulled into false sense of security
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Newly published research has warned that IT managers are not as secure as they think they are. According to a poll by research firm Dynamic Markets, over 90 per cent of IT managers believe that have good security protection, but 15 per cent of companies surveyed did not have any IT security systems in place beyond antivirus software and a firewall. Over a quarter indicated that they had found software that breached security policies on their networks.

"Businesses can no longer rely only on antivirus software and firewalls as a safety net," said Geoff Haggart, vice president of Websense, which commissioned the study.

"New web security threats such as spyware and phishing escalate each week, as employees' personal and business use of the internet increases. By protecting employees from the potential threats, businesses are also protecting themselves."

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