Ten Ways the IT Department Enables Cyber Crime - Slide 10

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Although systems might be bulletproof, ultimately, human beings operate them. In many cases, problems arise as a result of this human element — of simple honest mistakes or a lack of necessary knowledge and best practices. Company personnel should be trained on information management, including how to act in specific situations, how to follow clear, company-wide safety policies and procedures, how to avoid malware by being diligent and careful and, if malware has already broken into the network, how to act correctly to secure data and prevent further losses.

Take a hard look at the probability of a security event in your business. Everything is not okay. We can all do a better job at ensuring our business-critical data does not find its way into malicious hands.

End-user demands for access to the World Wide Web and all of the communication vehicles that it affords are at an all-time high. Business demands for those same communication vehicles are also on the rise. The mobility of employees and company data present a growing challenge and keeping up with the exponentially growing cyber crime threat is daunting.

As a result, and often without their knowledge or understanding, many IT departments have become accomplices to cyber crime. This slideshow explains the various ways that corporate IT departments are enabling cyber crime in our environments, and provides some guidelines to prevent this dangerous, destructive practice from continuing.

This slideshow features 10 ways that IT departments are enabling cyber criminals today, as identified by Kaspersky Lab experts, and offers ways to stop them.

 

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