FBI says attacks succeeding despite security investments
Source: SearchSecurity - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Security Despite investing in a variety of security technologies, enterprises continue to suffer network attacks at the hands of malware writers and inside operatives, according to an annual FBI report released today. Many security incidents continue to go unreported.

The 2005 FBI Computer Crime Survey was taken by 2,066 organizations in Iowa, Nebraska, New York, and Texas late last spring, which survey organizers deemed a good sample of enterprises nationwide. The report is designed to "gain an accurate understanding" of computer security incidents experienced "by the full spectrum of sizes and types of organizations within the United States," the FBI said. The 23-question survey addressed such issues as the computer security technologies enterprises use, what kinds of security incidents they've suffered and what actions they've taken.

The survey is not the same as the CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, which has been conducted for several years and has a somewhat different focus, method and restricted number of respondents, the FBI said.

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