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Ten Ways the IT Department Enables Cyber Crime - Slide 7

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End-user awareness and training are critical at all stages and levels of information security. For example, employees must be taught how to defend themselves against malicious code — safe surfing, avoiding spyware and scareware, attachment etiquette. Password policies must be evangelized and enforced. Web usage policies must be clearly communicated, monitored and enforced.

Awareness of threats, their impact, and proliferation methods helps keep users vigilant and deters them from making poor decisions that could infect their endpoint. Security awareness campaigns on a recurring basis are vital to keeping employees informed and protected.

Of course it is of great importance that the IT staff is well educated on current threat technologies and vectors so that they can make knowledgeable decisions on protection and prevention technologies.

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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