Not enough attention is being paid to the enemy within, with between 60-70 per cent of security breaches coming from within corporate walls, according to an e-security White Paper published by venture capitalist 3i in association with The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The paper, e-security - 2002 and beyond, based on interviews with vendors and market intelligence on the state-of-play of the international e-security market, outlines a number of key security issues facing business technology operations, including:
· 80 per cent of firewalls are incorrectly installed
· The telecoms industry is the least alert of any business to the importance of e-security - in spite of the potential impact that 3G may have on the ability to access the Internet
· The e-security market is crowded with at least 80 start-ups in the last year.
The study reports that two thirds of those e-security companies interviewed think that 80 per cent of the market will be owned by 5 brands or less in three years time, a judgement that points towards rapid industry consolidation.
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