Spyware Awareness Up, Action Stalled

Trend Micro released a new study this week showing that while awareness of spyware issues is increasing, a great deal more education is needed to control the problem.

The study showed that even though 87 percent of corporate end users at least know what spyware is, about 53 percent of the survey’s respondents say they’d like more education from IT staffs or resellers who can help them understand the threat better and how to combat it most effectively.

The study surveyed 1,200 end users from organizations in the United States, Germany and Japan, ranging from corporate to small-to-midsize-business (SMB) organizations. As this and other recent studies have shown, the number of spyware incidents is growing, especially in the SMB space, resulting in lower computer performance, loss of productivity, loss of connection bandwidth, malicious downloads and violations of privacy. Spyware Awareness Up, Action Stalled - Yahoo! News

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 14th October 2005 7:06AM