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Executives say their challenge is fighting viruses

Before every IT Vital Systems Review, I always ask the executives what their challenges are. On a recent survey the CEO answered “fighting viruses.” That’s because it isn’t the executive’s job to fight viruses—that is the job of their IT professionals. It is the executive’s responsibility to protect the assets of the company, employees and […]

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Executives say IT security helps them sleep better

Before every IT Vital Systems Review, I always ask the executives what having the audit will mean to them. The majority of the responses say something like, “I will sleep better at night.” The one I received today says “security provides peace of mind.” That sounds like a good way to sum up things like […]

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Are You Prepared for an IT Security Breach?

In 2006, the FBI partnered with 313 companies who agreed to be in a study about IT security. The companies came from various sectors, such as medical, education, transportation, manufacturing, and many more. Combined, these companies lost over $52 million due to various types of security breaches, including viruses, theft of proprietary information, network abuse, […]

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