No escaping determined hackers

Sooner or later, every business will have its computer system tested by a hacker. That is the grim message from software giant Microsoft, which is holding a security summit in Auckland today.

In 2001, software developers were 331 days ahead of the hackers. By 2004 that was down to 14 days.

Seattle-based senior Security Strategist Jesper Johannson says the hackers are getting quicker and quicker at developing viruses and software which attack networks. He says they are working to mitigate as much of that risk as possible and minimise what they cannot mitigate. No escaping determined hackers - 17 Mar 2006 - Technology & Science

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