Consumers and SMEs weak links in security chain

A survey carried out by e-mail filtering service Checkbridge has found that large enterprises are best protected from today’s...

A survey carried out by e-mail filtering service Checkbridge has found that large enterprises are best protected from today’s current security threats.

The company said the report, Attitudes to Email Security 2005, had added relevancy coming as it did the week after HSBC announced it might be forced to refuse customers access to online banking unless they demonstrated they had adequate protection.

In the quest against credit card fraud, MasterCard has closed down 1,000 sites containing details of 35,000 credit cards, and Apacs, the UK payment association, said that phishing attacks had cost banks £12m last year.

The report found that larger enterprises had the financial and technical viability to arm their desktops with all the necessary filters for corporate-level protection

John Turley, managing director of Checkbridge, said, “Market debate for some time now has centred on the vulnerability of corporations. Consumers and SMEs - and their interaction with corporations - are a neglected and critical link in the national armoury.”

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