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Employees 'more of a disaster threat than terrorists'

Along with good old-fashioned hardware and software failures, says research… Employee blunders and hardware and software failures are more of a worry for IT directors than the much-hyped threat of terrorism when it comes to disaster recovery planning, according to a new survey. Half of the 877 IT directors interviewed for the research cited human related issues – accidental errors and malicious behaviour – as the main threat to the security of their business. Almost two-thirds also cited hardware failure, while 59 per cent said software failure and viruses are a significant threat. But only a quarter said terrorism is a major concern, and natural disasters such as floods were hardly mentioned by respondents. Full Story

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