You would be hard-pressed to find a business that wasn’t worried about technology security. More companies are relying on computers, servers, tablets and smartphones for daily operations and network security is becoming a growing challenge. There are a number of potential pitfalls that IT departments can find themselves in if they are not prepared.
According to a new report from Enterprise information firm ISACA, there are seven major network security challenges that IT professionals believe they will deal with in the next 12 months. Data leakage (17 percent) and employee mistakes (16 percent) top the list. Incidents related to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies account for 13 percent while cloud computing gather in 11 percent of the respondents. Cyber attacks, external hacking and cloud computing are the final three, combining for 17 percent total.
According to the survey, which polled over 3,700 businesses, 19 percent of respondents predict that they will face all seven challenges, while 8 percent assume they won’t experience any of them.
ISACA director Jo Stewart-Rattray said in the report that data topping the list is not a surprise. Data collection is increasing at a rapid rate and many professionals are focused on keeping their company’s information secure. Stewart-Rattray went on to say that security should be a priority for any business.
“All organisations need to ensure that there are adequate security frameworks and guidelines in place to keep proprietary and sensitive company data secure,” Stewart-Rattray said.
More businesses are turning towards IT consulting firms to help them ensure and maintain strong security protocols. As in-house IT teams continue to get stretched thin by growing technology demand, an outside hand can make all the difference.
Data collection is increasing at a rapid rate and many professionals are focused on keeping their company’s information secure.