What is the biggest online threat to consumers and businesses in 2010?
The UKFast Round Tables aim to unite business leaders to dispense advice for other companies looking to manage their own success, and to tackle varying and sometimes difficult themes and issues.
With blind faith in technology encouraging victims to fall foul to cyber crime, a change in social culture is fundamentally needed. IT professionals need to constantly refresh their knowledge and stay on top of technology to combat the external threats from professional organisations as well as those from rogue employees.
Daniel Fenwick, technical director of Zentek Forensics, said, “Employees taking information from an employer is probably the most damaging thing an individual can do. A database or a client base is often the most valuable information a company has.”
The panel also suggested that organisations, such as hardware and software vendors and internet service providers, have a responsibility to protect the businesses that they service.
As the IT director of a major hosting provider, UKFast’s Neil Lathwood responded, “We hold a lot of key data for thousands of organisations throughout the UK and they trust us with that information. We therefore have to ensure that our team realise the level of trust that we expect and make sure they receive the correct training and have the systems in place to be able to secure that data and use it on a day-to-day basis.”
The round table discussions are held in association with UKFast with the aim of uniting business leaders to share advice and provide a wealth of ideas for other developing companies. The panel was completed by Ian Connolly, managing director of IGC Technical Solutions.
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