Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/03/02/blaster_beats_up_british_business/

Blaster beats up British business

IT security woes grow

By John Leyden

Posted in Security, 2nd March 2004 11:51 GMT

Half of UK businesses suffered from computer virus infection or denial of services attacks over the last 12 months.

This was up from 41 per cent in 2002 and 16 per cent in 2000, The Department of Trade and Industry's 2004 Information Security Breaches Survey reveals.

Yet again, computer viruses were the biggest problem.

Other key findings from the telephone-based survey of 1,000 firms of all sizes include:

Preliminary findings

from the study show that only a third of businesses store their back-ups off-site, and less than 20 per cent back-up their desktops. And only eight per cent have tested their disaster-recovery plans to see if they would work in practice.



Full survey findings will be announced at the InfoSecurity Europe conference in London in April. ®

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External Links

DTI Information Security Breaches Survey home page