Regional Workshop on Capacity Building in Public Policy Issues of Internet Use for Business Development in Asia and the Pacific . 18-20 October 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Mr. Evgeniy Moiseev, Advisor to International Union of Economists, Russian Federation
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18-20 October 2006
Mr. Evgeniy Moiseev,
Advisor to International Union of Economists, Russian Federation
However, the gap between the companies that are focused on information security and those that are not is widening
Spy ware, instant messaging, identity theft, Voice over IP telephony, and even MP3 players pose new security threats for businesses.
Roughly half of businesses while they may have anti-virus protection, typically lack basic security disciplines and may be over-confident about the effectiveness of their security controls
IT systems in general, and the internet in particular, are increasingly important to business operations
The improved controls appear to be having an effect. After big rises since the mid-1990s, the number of companies affected by security incidents appears to have stabilized. The cost, however, remains considerable.
Large companies are most likely to suffer security incidents. Why?
Despite having a higher risk profile, large firms appear better equipped to repel attacks.