December 7, 2007 - A GFU Software survey indicated nearly half of small companies in the U.S. believe employees with a better knowledge of security issues and the part they play in a company’s IT setup help improve network security.


In the survey of 455 IT executives at small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. 48 percent said that awareness on security issues among employees is a key factor that could lead to better overall security.


The survey also found that employees are not the only people who need to be educated. One in four IT executives want senior management to have a better understanding of security issues. Only 10 percent of SMBs said they would need more human resources, while 12 percent said network security would improve if they had larger budgets.


The research was carried out by polling company eMediaUSA on behalf of GFI Software, an international developer of network security, content security and messaging software. 

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