Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Survey: 85% of Public Lack Confidence in Local Government's Computer Security

Via Government Technology.

Eight-five percent of users of online government services believe that their local authority's IT systems have probably already suffered a security breach at the hands of cybercriminals, according to a survey released today by Sophos. The survey, which polled 241 members of the public, also revealed that in such circumstances, 86 percent of users would hold the local authority itself responsible, rather than the hackers.

While 62 percent of the public believe that the private and public sectors are as bad [as] each other when it comes to defending this personal data, almost a third of users believe the public sector does a worse job, compared to just 7 percent who stated that the private sector is at greater fault.

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