Web site vandalism and denial of service attacks are expected to increase in the wake of this week's terrorist attacks, says Gartner Inc. As a result, enterprise need to take precautionary steps, the Stamford, Conn.-based research firm notes.

Companies should check all Internet-exposed systems and servers for vulnerabilities and test cyber-incident response plans. Steps also must be taken to keep enterprises' own servers and remote PCs from being used as launching points for attacks.

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