November 2007
Computer Weekly;11/27/2007, p7
Trade Publication
The article presents several blogs related to the computer industry. In his blog, David Lacey says that behind every major incident, there is an average of 29 minor incidents, 300 near misses and thousands of bad practices. Bloger Philip Virgo believes that in light of the HM Revenue & Customs' failures to protect data, the need for guidance on good practice for those who carry legal responsibility is now urgent. Another bloger David Taylor says the real deal for managers is to develop staff skills and involve them in decision-making.


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