How to keep safe in cyberspace

Charles, Barrie
April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p32
Trade Publication
Many companies choose to buy firewalls, virus checkers and other technology in an attempt to counteract security threats. But, more important is the need to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes throughout organizations. These first steps may sound obvious, but most organizations have not even got this far, as Wally Kirkwood, senior training consultant at Parity Training, points out, there are an increasing number of people being made responsible for security, but not as many as should be. According to the Information Security Breaches survey carried out in 2002 by the Department of Trade and Industry and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 73 per cent of businesses felt that infosec was a high priority for senior management, but only 27 per cent had a documented security policy. Kevin Cardwell is information security manager for the U.S. Department of Defence Network Operations Center in the UK, and an independent consultant and instructor for Learning Tree. As the course only deals with the technologies in use, all the time spent is productive and highly practical. INSETS: Case study;Skills needs by job role.


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