The firm also says companies and individuals should be more proactive.
Deloittes Yag Kanani, partner responsible for European Secure e-Business practice, said: ‘Hackers are always one, if not two, steps ahead, and placing reliance on one security countermeasure alone, such as a virus scanner, may not be enough.’
Echoing comments made by Martin O’Neill MP, chairman of the Trade and Industry Select Committee, Deloittes Yag Kanani, partner responsible for European Secure e-Business practice, warned business leaders to be proactive in employing security countermeasures.
Following international e-security breaches over the past few weeks, business leaders have called on the government to step up its plans to deal with e-security matters.
O’Neill acknowledged the government’s key role in preventing attacks, but emphasised the individual’s responsibility in taking the initiative to fight against attacks. O’Neill said: ‘Government and other agencies are working together closely to combat these threats, but the concept of total control of the internet is a pipe dream, and has serious implications for civil liberties and the open conduct of business. Everyone needs to exercise self-discipline in checking against viruses to minimise the risk to their organisations.’
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