The news about businesses getting breached is reported on a daily basis. It might be due to the reporting requirement laws, but the reality is that breach happens and it seems organizations are still quite unprepared; especially if the big names are getting hit. What are the security challenges?
Organizations are becoming more aware of the importance of good information security planning for business; but plenty of work is still needed in making high standard security choices a routine practice. Some of the whys on the importance of proactive security and eight helpful to do’s that can get businesses started on improving their security efforts.
There’s a great deal of talk when it comes to breach. Whether breach occurs due to human error or network vulnerabilities it is costly for organizations. Businesses get hurt financially and lose trust. So, how can you reduce breach costs?
In today’s marketplace the most valuable aspect of an organization, and sometimes the only things of value, is the information created, stored, and used to serve their customers and to be able to maintain a competitive advantage over their competitors. Many organizations have realized this and have allocated budget to systems to protect this data. The challenge is this only addresses one-third of the picture.
As networks expand and evolve, so do the attack vectors and the need to ensure you do not have any gaps in your network. Furthermore, virtual environments have increased due to the fact that most IT groups have been asked to do more with less. This request comes at a price and IT professionals are worried about the protection of their information assets. Solomon recommends three ways to help reduce and address these concerns.