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Wake up call to company directors over IT security. (Security).

Tel. Net Media, have warned company directors that they are leaving themselves open to legal action if their companies continue to take a piecemeal approach to the security of online data and IT networks. With the DTI finding that 44% of UK businesses suffered at least one malicious IT security breach during 2001 * the company suggests that company directors, are not doing enough to reduce exposure to digital risk, despite legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998, which sets out that company directors are personally responsible for the integrity of their companies' networks and could be sued in the event of a security breach.

* DTI 'Information Security Breaches Survey 2002' -
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Title Annotation:Tel.Net Media, have warning
Publication:Software World
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 1, 2003
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