Viruses and Worms Top Security Threats

Computer Weekly reports that more than two-thirds of company executives believe reliable network security is the single most critical factor in successful implementation of converged IP networks.

More than 60% of those surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, reported that processing customer data online exposed their businesses to electronic security breaches, more than any other type of vulnerability. But 62% nevertheless expected to implement IP networks across all or most of their businesses within three years.

The survey found that 89% of respondents feared viruses and worms as the top electronic security threat. But company executives expected the threat from hackers and industrial espionage to grow over the same time frame.