Ten Ways the IT Department Enables Cyber Crime - Slide 8

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Although cyber crime security breaches increased more than 23 percent, and the cost of those breaches has more than doubled, this is only the tip of the iceberg. This data, released by the FBI, is misleading because companies generally do not report when they have been breached. Companies simply do not want the world to know they’ve been breached for fear that their stock, value, brand and reputation would be negatively impacted.

While this impulse to suppress is natural, the result is a skewed view of the growth in threat across the Internet. Under-reporting gives companies the false impression that the malware threat is minimal and that the growth in cyber crime is over-inflated. The reality is that the threat grew well over 23 percent — the FBI just cannot quantify it because of the unreported breaches that occur every day.

Companies like yours will benefit greatly by knowing of breaches that occur, how they were perpetrated, and how they can protect themselves from a similar attack.

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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