Here is a little sobering information regarding Internet Security for you to chew on next time you question whether your network administrator or service provider are doing enough to safeguard your business data:
First, the Pentagon has admitted today (March 16, 2011) that the U.S. Military/Department of Defense lacks the capability to respond effectively to a cyber-attack against America. This is not a surprise to IT Professionals, considering that is what we spend the majority of our time working to protect against or recover from. It is a major issue and is not one that we IT Pros can handle ourselves, the U.S. must protect our Digital Borders. Read the news article below:
Second, and connected to the first, according to Panda Labs (leading security research and development firm), there are currently more than 73,000 individual malware programs written PER DAY. You do the math.
Your IT admin is your “Digital Jedi” and probably works harder than most others at his/her job. Let’s help make their lives a little easier by focusing our attention our elected leaders to PROTECT OUR DIGITAL BORDERS! Then, maybe, we can all rest a little easier (and longer).