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Study: European IT managers have false sense of security

Many European IT managers find their jobs extremely stressful, and even those who feel they have done as much as they can to protect their companies against emerging threats are operating under a false sense of security, according to a study released today. These conclusions were detailed in Websense Inc.’s “Stress in Security” survey of 500 IT managers across Europe. Although 91% of the managers said they believe their companies have good IT security, 70% said they leave gaps open to common Internet threats, according to the study. Many known Web-based threats are being overlooked, and a majority of respondents said they have no measures in place to protect against internal hackers or phishing attacks. Phishing, a type of Internet scam where hackers send e-mails enticing recipients to reveal passwords or credit card numbers on bogus Web sites that resemble legitimate Web sites, is an increasingly common type of Internet threat. Full Story

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