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Poor training causes security holes

Poorly trained staff and human error are the main causes of network security breaches, according to a recent survey. Human error in the workplace still poses the single biggest threat to corporate networks, with a lack of training being blamed for problems businesses should have overcome long ago. A survey commissioned by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) revealed that 31 percent of companies have experienced between one and three “major security breaches” in the past six months — characterised as a security breach which causes real and serious harm to a network. Worryingly, 22 percent of respondents said none of their IT staff have received specific security training while more than two thirds of companies polled said only a quarter of their IT staff are trained on security issues. Full Story

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