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Solid Security Starts Inside an Organization

Solid Security Starts Inside an Organization

It takes money to create a proficient security system to defend against hackers, but the cost of being infiltrated or attacked can be much more detrimental to a company. Whether managing an international network for a corporate finance juggernaut or the records system for a local healthcare provider, IT teams must put their money where their mouth is when it comes to data protection.

According to Computing.co.uk, a survey report released by PwC and the Department of Business, Innovation and Science stated that many companies have an ineffective security system in place that does not meet the standards of data protection legislation.

Considering that almost all large organizations and a vast majority of small businesses were infiltrated last year, it comes as a bit of a surprise that they are leaving their most valuable asset - their intellectual property - open to attack. Computing.co.uk went on to say that this lack of security has cost many companies dearly and that the co-author of the survey, Chris Potter reported that last year some companies lost more than $400,000.

While some people think of security as a preventative measure, others believe a key to stopping hackers is a strong offense. InformationWeek reports that some organizations are gathering intelligence on assailants and using their methods to specifically sculpt their defense systems. One example of this is the U.S. Government's strategy called the Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative who has implemented this model of cyber defense.