Security top priority for business

Wednesday, October 29th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A new survey indicates the nation's top corporations are beefing up security like never before.

The survey of 317 senior US corporative executives found that 65% have adopted new security standards in the past 12 months.

71% say they believe security initiatives will yield positive returns on investment. They believe it will lead to increased business continuity and efficiency.

Virginia-based Wilson Research Strategies conducted the study for the Council on Competitiveness.

The council's president, Deborah L. Wince-Smith, says the nation can't be secure without the participation of the private sector. Wince-Smith says the private sector may not respond unless there is a business case to support it.