British Survey Shows Security Organizations Unprepared

A cyber-security readiness study, commissioned by Hewlett-Packard and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, showed that few respondents said they had a collaborative strategy for coping with a cyber-attack that included other organizations and the government.

“What leaps out of the page, is a total lack of co-ordination across market sectors and within government on how the core government functions and the [critical national infrastructure] go about defending themselves," Peter McAllister, head of HP Vistorm's cybersecurity practice, told ComputerWeekly.com

While 21% of the survey’s respondents recommended a response strategy that included other organizations in the same industry, those collaborative strategies tended to exist only in loose form and rely on personal relationships.

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