Educating staff is the key to guarding a business or public sector organisation against the growing threat of computer crime, it has been stated.
According to the latest State of Enterprise Security report from Symantec, some 75 per cent of organisations have experienced at least one cyber attack in the past 12 months.
In addition, the average cost of such an attack has continued to rise, with 42 per cent of firms now placing the problem as the biggest threat to their operations.
With this in mind, the technical director for Panda Security, Luis Corrons, has advised of the importance of ensuing workers are up-to-speed with the most effective means of keeping an organisation's computer systems free from attack.
"The main thing is education and training of the users," he explained.
"I know this sounds strange - many people say, 'I'm running a business, I don't want to train my users on how to do certain things'. But in the end it's worth the effort."
These comments coincide follow on from a report from Panda Security, which revealed that the recent Mariposa botnet infected some 13 million computers in 190 countries around the world.