Tag: IT

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The Value of New-Employee Security Orientations

The orientation process for new employees can be like drinking from a fire hose, with a lot of information—and not all of it completely relevant for them—in a short period. The Security department may play a large or small role in this discussion, and it’s critical that the presenters provide consistent, useful information that the […]

Dive into Summer Vacation Business Security Preparedness Tactics

Almost every employee in the company is submitting a time-off request as the summer heat kicks into high gear. While workers’ minds are focused on their getaway plans, it is important to spend the time before the mass exodus begins to address the physical and cybersecurity measures needed to protect the company against data breaches, […]

Workplace security

Are All of Your Employees Trained in Workplace Security?

It’s all too easy for many employees to consider workplace security as someone else’s job. They often assume the responsibility lies with management, security staff, surveillance cameras, the IT department, or the police. That can be true to an extent, but for security to really be effective, everyone at the company must be involved.

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15 Steps to a More Secure IT Infrastructure

The price you have to pay for an unsecured IT infrastructure can be costly. A data breach, one of the most common IT security threats, can cost a company huge tangible losses to the tune of $4 million.

Hurricanes Make Office Buildings Hard to Secure

With the arrival of hurricane season comes the potential for significant damage, loss of life, and housing and electrical power difficulties for those in their paths. While emergency management officials put most of their efforts toward helping residents, security practitioners still must protect their facilities, before, during, and after hurricanes.

Security Technology

3 Big Mistakes That Could Doom Your Security Technology

The technological landscape has changed drastically since the turn of the century. With thought leaders in Silicon Valley and young entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the technology marketplace through continual development, it seems like there is no end in sight to these changes. One outcome of this ceaseless development is that C-suite security and information executives […]

Survey Outlines How Employees Engage with Their Company’s Cybersecurity Policies

Though most companies have a written cybersecurity policy, it often remains unclear to the leadership team whether employees are actually adhering to the policy’s guidelines. A quick glimpse of the headlines will highlight daily instances of fallout from lax cybersecurity practices by employees. Researchers at Clutch, a company that helps businesses make better buying decisions, […]

How IT Security Audits Benefit Your Business Process

In the IT industry, engineers and specialists are constantly bracing themselves against a security breach on their system. Any situation of this sort may result in data loss and operations shutting down. These are very serious problems that no enterprise can afford because they can cause irreparable damage to a company’s financial resources, business competitiveness, […]

Preventing Social Engineering Hacks

Cyberattackers often try to gain entry to critical IT systems through the various electronic entry points and backdoors left by the programmers who created them. Some hackers take the human approach, which can be much simpler, and attempt to get password and network access information by calling employees directly and impersonating their IT colleagues.