Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Do you take your IT security seriously?

IT managers are more often than not, fantastic. They manage the things that non-IT people are not qualified to worry about.

IT managers know about potential risks to network security and therefore use their super powers to ensure that the right systems are in place to avoid any compromises to the IT systems they install and maintain, thus making their lives easier and employers happy in the knowledge that they’re in the safest of hands.

However, if a company does not have the luxury of employing their own IT manager, then the responsibility of network security falls to people who are not always aware of the risks and who are often non-IT executives. And a recent study found that many do not take the importance of keeping their data safe seriously enough.

Interestingly, around 75% of those surveyed seemed to place more importance on the insurance side of things, so that they would be covered in the event of mass data corruption or loss, as opposed to taking a pro-active approach in preventing it happening in the first place. Additionally, over a quarter of people admitted that they did not know what the financial implication would be if their network security was breached in a severe way.

Our advice for these people would be to speak to someone or a company that you trust. Listen to them and consider the advice that they offer. If you don’t know someone that you trust then speak to other companies that have confidence in their network security.

And it goes without saying that we here at Claritas pride ourselves on having the ability and experience to offer such advice. Here’s a case study which shows a good example of the work we do.

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