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Computer security divides Europe

Europe is a continent divided by its approach to viruses, hack attacks and spam, a survey has found. It found that French and German firms are most prepared to deal with viruses and their pernicious kin. But the UK leads the way among nations which see good security as a way of helping their business stand out. Survey sponsor McAfee warned that many European firms were just reacting to virus outbreaks instead of preparing to beat back future threats. The survey found that 48% of the European firms questioned see security as little more than a matter of fixing the security breaches that viruses, worms and malicious hackers attempt to exploit. The damage and inconvenience that all these threats can cause prompted 84% of those in the survey to say that security is a critical concern for their company. The survey found that in many firms, 40%, security problems are regularly debated at board level. But despite this concern, many firms were doing little to tackle the newest type of malicious attacks known as “blended threats”. Full Story

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