Six myths of information security

Myth #1: Information security doesn't matter Some people think all the fuss about information security is just hype created by the IT industry. However, the risks are very real and well-reported. At best, poor security wastes time and resources – time to deal with spam email, the cost of disinfecting virus-infected systems, etc. At worst, poor information security threatens the future of the organisation – unauthorised disclosure of confidential information, identity theft, damage to reputation, catastrophic loss/corruption of company data. A recent survey identified smaller businesses as particularly at risk, as they often lack the expertise required to develop effective

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