Dortmund: Although cases of industrial espionage increasingly hit the headlines, companies want to invest only hesitantly more protection against data theft. According to a survey of security specialists COMCO AG 2008 although every second company wants to devote himself increasingly internal data security, however, only 27 percent assign a high priority to this topic. For one-third of the nearly 350 surveyed IT managers, it is next year even at all not in the foreground. This classification is reflected in the investment plans for next year. So, four out of ten companies indicate that 2008 does not want to boost spending on internal security measures. Only every third interviewed IT managers intends in any case to ensure more money than in the past. Additional 26 percent plan a similar way to go, have made no final decision. But those who has recognised the need for stronger against a possible internal data to protect, will typically with very significant investment effort to understand this.
Because a quarter of the company intends to double spending on security measures in 2008. Another 12 percent of companies are planning even higher growth rates. Obviously still no sufficient sensitivity to the issue of internal data abuse is wide”Comco Board member Udo Kalinna interprets the results. Instead a minority of companies kristallisiere out themselves, who want to have this theme very specifically in mind and develop an above-average investment commitment here. This threatens the economy”a two-tier society, where a part of the company has the security risks in the handle, while the other companies expose themselves great risks of industrial espionage, judge K.k.
As a consequence, significant differences in the competitiveness and even the security of existence of may arise.” The graphics of the survey and the results can be requested at the following address: about COMCO AG: the COMCO AG, headquartered in Dortmund is a market-leading software and systems integrator. “Our company is in the business areas of business security software” and network solution provider “divided. During the Division of business security software”on the development of security solutions for the protection of enterprise-wide data networks against internal attacks focused, the Division focuses on network solution provider with design, implementation and service of more efficient network solutions including the support services for larger companies. For example, RTL, Sal among the customers of COMCO. Oppenheim, Daimler, ARAL and Bertelsmann. More information: COMCO AG Portcullis 6, D-44369 Dortmund Marco young telephone: + 49 (0) 231 47644-250 fax: + 49 (0) 231 47644 259 meetBIZ & think-tank GmbH Wilfried Heinrich Pastorat Street 6, D-50354 Hurth phone: + 49 (0) 2233 6117-72, fax: + 49 (0) 2233 6117-71