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December 9, 2004updated 19 Aug 2016 10:12am

Playing the Numbers Game

And your meaningless statistic of the day is: "95% of UK bosses see IT security as a major concern." That's according to a CBI/QinetiQ Business Security Survey, conducted by MORI. The fact is, if you went up to someone and said, 'is the

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And your meaningless statistic of the day is: "95% of UK bosses see IT security as a major concern." That’s according to a CBI/QinetiQ Business Security Survey, conducted by MORI.

The fact is, if you went up to someone and said, ‘is the recent spate of burglaries and muggings in your area a major concern’, 95% of people would say ‘yes’. If you said, ‘are you moving out of this area, getting a new burglar alarm, or adding metal grills to your doors and windows as a result of the recent burglaries’, how many people would say ‘yes’ then? Hmmm?

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