New York (Jan. 7, 2003) -- Information security surged to become the No. 1 technology concern for the upcoming year, according to the recently released American Institute of CPAs 2003 Top Technologies survey. The issue ranked No. 3 last year and topped the results in 2001.AICPA’s Top Technologies list groups the 10 areas most likely to have an impact on business in the coming year.

"It should come as no surprise that Information Security is the top issue," said Roman Kepczyk, chairman of the AICPA Information Technology Executive Committee and chair of the Top Technologies Task Force. "Information Security always makes a significant showing on the list. We can expect it to be a major issue for the foreseeable future."

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