Big firms bad at security

Medium-sized companies invest more in IT spending and security technologies than larger companies in the £430m-plus revenue bracket, according to a Computer Economics survey of US IT security managers.

Medium-sized companies invest more in IT spending and security technologies than larger companies in the £430m-plus revenue bracket, according to a Computer Economics survey of US IT security managers.

But companies of all sizes fail to provide adequate security training in 65% of cases and a similar percentage fail to regularly audit their desktops.

Despite these deficiencies, companies are not authorising more cash for security projects.

“Security may be a hot topic, but that doesn’t mean that management is willing to spend more money on it,” says Computer Economics president Frank Scavo.

Only one-fifth of the medium-sized firms surveyed felt their budgets were inadequate compared to half of the respondents from large and small companies.

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