UK plc grows up in its attitude to information security

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With access to brodband internet connections now widespread, the UK's business community has grown up in its attitude to information security, according to the biennial BERR/PricewaterhouseCoopers security survey. But many firms still leave themselves vulnerable by ignoring some basic concepts. John Stokdyk reports

The results of the 2008 Information Security Breaches Survey were officially unveiled at the Infosecurity event in London on Tuesday 22 April.

Based on telephone interviews with more than 1,000 businesses, the survey found high levels of high-risk internet use:

  • 97% have a broadband internet connection
  • 42% use a wireless network
  • 17% use Voice over IP telephony.

Technology has become an important element in most businesse...

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