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Security standards were slipping

Date: June 28, 2006

Security within Australian organisations is being threatened by the confusion between the concepts of IT security and information security, researchers Frost &Sullivan have said.

In its Managing the Information Security Risk From People, Both Internal and External white paper the company said people were confused by the differnces between hardware and software – the ‘how’ - and information - the ‘what’ - of IT.

“The risk in focusing exclusively on technology hinders a business from meeting the needs of their ever-changing organisations. Nor does it effectively protect an organisations from ever-changing threats – both internal and external,” James Turner, industry analyst, security and services, said.

Turner said Frost's recent 2006 Australian Information Security Satisfaction Monitor (AISSM) also found that security standards were slipping.
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