by Chris Knotts, PMP – ASPE Creative Director
Security is a big deal. Just this week, news broke of the Flame virus, an incredibly sophisticated espionage virus whose complexity makes it highly likely it was a product of state engineering. Although state-sponsored hacking may not be the first security concern you think of when you get to work in the morning, the reality is that every company bears risks that are closely related.
The more connected we get, the more inherent risk there is in using technology and leveraging the computing resources available to us. In the time of a younger internet, with less connectivity, these risks already existed, but in a more limited capacity. But as time has gone by, technology expertise has disseminated across more levels of global society, including areas of the world where the rule of law doesn’t play as strong of a role as it does in our own country. At the same time, network and computing tools have gotten cheaper and more approachable, enabling unscrupulous individuals and organizations to carry out cyber crime in these areas. And global connectivity means we’re vulnerable to attacks that can originate anywhere, including places where our ability to prosecute does not reach. Therefore, prevention is the best security solution available to us.
Today’s White Paper Wednesday presents four pieces covering some vital security essentials. We have some great information on top risks for individuals, top security policy components for businesses, how hackers work, and how to consider budget issues when spending money on security solutions.
These four white papers are brought to you in conjunction with Global Knowledge.
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