16Apr98 UK: YOUR COMPANY INFO COULD BE AT RISK. According to a survey carried out by Reed Exhibitions, the easiest way to steal large companies' vital information is through the Internet gateways of their accountants, lawyers, advertising and PR agencies. Reed claims that 62 per cent of these professional advisors are using the Internet without any security, needlessly exposing their clients' data to potential theft, breaches of confidentiality, manipulation of data and deletion of files. [snip..] The survey, which was commissioned by Reed and Check Point Software Technologies, claims to show that 80 per cent of medium-sized professional advisors use the internet as a business tool, and of these, 62 per cent were doing so without any Internet security. Of the 80 per cent using the Internet, Reed claims that 56 per cent had it connected to their networks, of which only 18 per cent had a firewall in place.