Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"This is the worst time in recent memory for potential security breaches, according to a British Computer Society video debate.
"IT security should remain one of the highest priorities during the economic downturn, especially for companies that may have to make redundancies over the coming months, the BCS debate concluded.
"The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has urged firms to keep on top of operational controls and risk management because of the danger that criminals may target increasingly desperate employees.
"As they are under financial and job pressures as the downturn deepens, they may be tempted to commit data theft, among other crimes.
"The video debate panel, which comprised Rik Ferguson of security firm Trend Micro, Hamid Jahankhani of the University of East London, and Louise Bennett of the BCS Security Forum, agreed that large organisations need a better understanding of which specific person has access to what information."
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