Cyber security – the best weapon remains good information security hygiene

IT professionals know that cyber security threats become more plentiful and sophisticated every year, and there is no reason for that trend to change.

A recent report by the National Audit Office (NAO) said it would take the UK 20 years to develop the sophisticated skills needed to improve cyber security.

But there is no need to despair – with a calm head and using current IT capabilities properly, you can keep the risks to your organisation acceptably low and protect your most valuable information.
Even the most cautious analyst will admit that the threat is serious. The most powerful hacker groups can effectively hoover up information at will. One Far Eastern gang in 2012 compromised dozens of organisations at a time, including US newspapers, a Canadian law firm, an Indian tobacco conglomerate and the European

SOURCE: computerweekly.com

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