by Mark, "The Mind", Sarro.
In short, the answer is no. In a study put together by McAfee and the London-based Bloor Research titled “The Security Paradox” it was found that half of the 1,100 companies surveyed (51 to 1,000 employees) had encountered more security based incidents over the past year. In addition, 40 percent of the companies surveyed admitted to suffering data breaches, accounting for a 13 percent increase over the previous year. Furthermore, about 1/3 of the organizations surveyed reported that they suffered multiple attacks; half of which were considered serious enough to require up to 5 hours of investigation and systems restoration.
In an interview with Cari Jaquet, the director of solutions marketing for McAfee she stated that 58% of businesses spend less than three hours a week on security. A number that has dropped from 65% from the previous year... The economic climate has certainly played its part in contributing to that statistic, but when you stop and think about it: how much money are you saving when you suffer a security breach and have to spend the money for investigation and repair? What about the time lost from a lack of productivity? The impact of such an event can affect a business for years to come.
Trigon Technology has the solutions to help small to mid-size companies with securing their networks, data and information. We start by performing a thorough analysis of your environment and report on our findings and recommendations for remediation then we can implement the solutions and maintain your environment to ensure that you don’t suffer from these types of incidents.
Don’t be caught with your proverbial “guard down” as the impact that this could have on your business could be catastrophic. Whether your business is in Horsham, Paoli, or Warminster - Contact Trigon today!
by Chad Weaver
It seems like I finally got bit by the cloud bug. I know that the cloud can really be a buzz word, especially with working in IT support, but up until now I really hadn’t given it a second thought. After checking out the new hotness from Microsoft with their Office 365, I decided to see what else the cloud could do for me. Now the big buzz word is SaaS, or software as a service. So, what better use of it then for security?
Security has a special place in my heart; I love network security and all the nerdiness that comes with it. Keeping networks secure is something I really enjoy doing. Some of the hardest things to do are to keep users browsing securely. Installing a web security solution is a great way to accomplish this. But, what happens when a mobile user takes their device home; how do you protect it then?
The cloud seems like a perfect solution in this case, so I looked at a hosted web security service by Websense. To over simplify the setting, it is a remote proxy server that all your organization’s web traffic can pass through. By doing so, it can be filtered for viruses, mal-ware, and also enforce your organization’s web policies to all users whether or not they are using your network at home or the on the road. If it’s your company’s asset, this solution helps enforce your settings no matter where the user is located. This is a great break through, given the advances in datacenters. The filtering is done in real time as the traffic is passed through and to the end user it would be transparent. They wouldn’t even notice the protection!
I believe this provides the peace of mind that all IT security guys, such as myself, are really looking for. Maybe there is something to this cloud thing after all.
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