Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Security: CSI Seventh Annual Computer Crime and Security Survey

Mark Joseph Edwards reports highlights from the results of the Computer Security Institute's (CSI's) recently released seventh annual Computer Crime and Security Survey. The Computer Security Institute (CSI) recently released the findings of its seventh annual Computer Crime and Security Survey, conducted in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) San Francisco-based Computer Intrusion Squad. According to the survey,
computer crimes and their related costs continue to increase.

Survey results are based on responses from 503 security practitioners who work in the business, government, finance, medical, and higher- education sectors. The survey reports that 90 percent of the respondents detected security breaches in the past 12 months and 80 percent suffered measurable financial losses. Of the organizations that
suffered losses, 223 respondents quantified their losses, which totaled $455,848,000. Respondents attributed most losses to theft of proprietary information and financial fraud. Three-quarters of respondents said that their Internet connections were the most frequent points of attack.

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