Researchers say policies designed to protect companies from computer attacks are not strong enough.


From VOA learning English. This is the technology report. A new report says businesses around the world are not keeping up with new and tricky methods of computer crime. The international technology company Cisco Systems released the report. 

It said businesses are trying to prevent computer system security breaks using old technology and policies. The report describes big mistakes businesses have made in trying to stop computer attacks. Cisco examined 115,000 devices. 

It says almost all of them had security weaknesses in their software. Jason Brevnik is a top engineer at Cisco Systems. He told VOA that computer criminals will attack systems owned by a company or an individual. 

He said criminals will work together to target a computer system and steal information. Brevnik said companies are starting to guard their computer systems continuously. This helps them identify and quickly answer attacks. 

He said many companies do not discover attacks until 100 days or more. After they happen. However, Brevnik said new programs are able to identify attacks within hours. Tara Sinclair is with the Jobs listing website. 

Indeed, she says computer attacks have caused a large increase in the need for computer security experts. The company, Semantic, is the largest seller of security software in the world. It says the number of people needed for computer security jobs will grow to 1.5 million by 2019. 

Cisco's Jason Brevnik told VOA that universities are training students for the growing computer security market. For VOA learning English. I'm Anne Ball. 


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