IT Analysis - Ignorance Is Not Bliss

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Executive Summary

As one enters 2009, most of them are tightening their belts as budgets are slashed and projects put on hold. But security threats continue to rise. In 2008, the Internet Theft Resource Center estimates that 35 million data records were breached in the US alone, the majority of which were neither encrypted nor protected by a password. Such a sad state of affairs shows that security practices and awareness remain low, and that this will lead to hackers continuing to prey on organisations. Even as organisations do close off the obvious security holes, the number of threats that a business faces continues to grow-from malware attacks to social engineering.

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