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How to avoid cyber-security incidents

IXCG deals with a large number of malware, virus and cybersecurity incidents every year and, in 90% of cases, a lack of basic planning means that a minor outbreak becomes a major, and very expensive, incident. With prevention costing roughly 5-10% of the cost of an incident, why are so many businesses getting it so wrong? The most common factors with incidents are that the affected organisations either believed that they wouldn’t be a target, or that someone else in…

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Why small and medium businesses are hackers’ favoured targets

Why small and medium businesses are hackers’ favoured targets According to Watchguard Technologies (a leading Internet security vendor), a staggering 80% of small and medium businesses believe that they’re too small to be of interest to hackers. However, their research shows that it is exactly these companies which are hackers’ favourite targets. But why? A false sense of security leads to an easy target As many small businesses don’t think of themselves as a target, they don’t bother to take…

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Inventory management – Knowing what you have is fundamental to security

When we talk to IT managers, security professionals and directors, one of the first questions we ask is “How many systems do you have to secure?”. It’s a simple question, but one which rarely has a simple answer. The typical reply tends to start with the word “About” and therein lies the problem; you can’t effectively manage and secure what you don’t know you have! Depending on the industry your organisation works in, you will typically be covered by several items…

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