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Monday, 29 April 2013 19:48

Compliance is not Information Security

Small firms can confuse security with data protection

Small and midsized businesses often make a big mistake in assuming that compliance with data protection regulations provides the basis of information security, according to a specialist who serves a number of companies in the sector.

Peter Bassill of Hedgehog Security raised the point in a presentation on information security for SMBs at the Infosecurity show in London, coming soon after the 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey highlighted the high level of attacks suffered by small firms. He said that they tend to confuse their legal obligations to protect data with protecting themselves.