Despite high-profile hacking and virus attacks, businesses are still not adopting best practice security management, according to the Department of Trade and Industry's latest Security Breaches Survey.
The study, revealed in full in Computer Weekly next month, shows that 30% of organisations do not recognise that their business information is either sensitive or critical and therefore a business asset.
Nearly two-thirds of companies have suffered security breaches within the last two years. At the same time businesses are due to open up their computer systems to a new means of attack - the internet. At least one in three companies are buying or selling over the internet, or considering doing so in the near future, the survey found.