"Set up to guard against old-style black hats, their defences have ignored a newer class of sophisticated attackers who take advantage of Internet back alleys and technology loopholes to penetrate corporate networks. Too many companies are still asleep at the wheel. "

So says Jon Oltsik, here, on the current state of play as regards corporations verus internet crackers. With the onslaught of Internet Worms and increasingly complex forms of attack, the old means may not be enough.

None of this is actually "news" as such - I mean, companies having a poor grip on security is hardly something we aren't used to. But its a good and interesting quick read on the problem.

More here.