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Bad publicity fears drive IT Security sector growth

MXSweep : 17 September, 2009  (Technical Article)
MXSweep urges companies to examine the real threats that lie behind their vulnerabilities rather than using fear of adverse publicity as the main driver for investment in IT security solutions
A recent Gartner study has asserted that repeated incidents of data loss and the associated bad publicity is behind the four percent growth of the IT security market forecasted for 2010. It is argued that the fear of negative publicity, rather than of the threat itself, is driving organisations of all sizes to invest in additional security solutions. The study also found that effective email security to one of the most important requirements for UK businesses at present.

MXSweep, a SaaS security specialist, believes that organisations should be viewing bad publicity as an unwanted side effect of a security breach rather than the main symptom. Ed Grant, CEO at MXSweep, said "While it is obviously good news for us in the industry that UK businesses are spending more on IT security, it would be nice if they were doing it for the right reasons. It is important that organisations recognise their responsibility to protect sensitive information and act accordingly rather than through fear of public embarrassment and punishment. While bad publicity has significant repercussions, the initial security breach could result in extended periods of downtime, infrastructural damage and the loss of confidential information, not to mention the possibility of identities being compromised. Repercussions like these, and the fact that cyber crime is on the rise as a result of the recession, are the real reasons companies should increase security."

"At MXSweep, we welcome the news that email security is a priority for UK businesses. It's inevitable that from time to time every business will suffer disruption to its email service but media focus seems to be moving elsewhere as the majority of malware stories tend to focus on other areas like social networking. While the attention may have shifted, email security threats are still here and in some areas are on the rise. In our most recent threat report we documented how from late May through June there was a sharp rise in the number of new viruses being circulated via email that were not caught by the major antivirus engines. Findings like these not only justify UK businesses prioritisation of email security, they also highlight the need for organisations to ensure they purchase solutions equipped to deal with the real threats targeting us today."
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