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But even though malicious code is a constant threat, companies should not panic, says David Lawson of Greenwich Technology Partners in New York. Instead, they should define and establish reasonable levels of protection.
"An important first step is to evaluate risk accurately," he says, "rather than responding willy-nilly to the threat du jour."
Although benchmark costs taken from industry peers can be useful, nothing compares with having a record of ones own. "Its difficult to make a good budget or spending decision without actual facts," Lawson says.
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