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The Register: Anti-Hacking premiums 25% higher for Win NT

Apr 18, 2001, 16:01 (7 Talkback[s])
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"An insurance policy against hacker-inflicted damage costs 25 per cent more for companies using Windows NT."

"This is because 'there are so many security holes in Microsoft products', John Wurzler, of Wurzler underwriting managers, told us today."

"Wurzler's stance could be a little unfair - security is far more dependent on how well the infrastructure is designed and set up rather than the products used to build it, we argued."

"Wurzler concedes this point but says his company has to charge premiums based on an insured organisation's turnover, the probability of an attack and the chances of success of an attack."

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