The Irish Internet Association Security Working Group have just released the results of the first IIA Internet Security Survey of SME organisations 24.05.05
Conall Lavery, the Chairman of the IIA Security Working Group, stated that “The whole area of Internet problems is riddled with FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) – this survey will hopefully be the start of a process where real information is gathered from Irish businesses about Irish problems. Good information is key to the management of risk.”
“Whilst the survey is not based on a statistical sample, it is a good indication of how smaller enterprises which use the Internet regularly feel about security. By and large these users use the Internet for quite sophisticated applications and they have the basic security measures in place. They are also reasonably confident in the security of the services they use. However, 81% suffered from spam, 52% suffered from spy ware and 48% suffered from viruses.
Group Chairman – Conall Lavery, Chief Executive, Entropy
Richard Nealon: , Payments and Electronic Services, Bank of Ireland Group
Sean Reynolds: Chief Executive Officer, Rits.
Claire Whelan: PhD, DCU
John Brosnan: Chief Executive Officer, Netfort Technologies
Michael Brophy: Chief Executive Officer, Certification Europe
Conor Crowley: Programme Manager, HP Imaging and Printing Group
Brian O’Doherty: Herbert St Technologies