Security is a shared responsibility

Would you leave home today and leave the front door unlocked? I'll take that as a NO! Then why would you let employees leave the door open to your technology?

Back in the 'old days' (I am talking back in the 50's and 60's), we actually left the key in the front door in case one of the extended family would want to call by and have a cuppa - how Australian is that!  But it was not that uncommon. People would leave the house wide open, just because it was easier and the risk of theft was small. My how things have changed. We hear this now and literally laugh out loud, you just simply wouldn't do that today - not one of us. 

And yet today when we talk 'security' to some organisations they say it's all simply too hard. We don't want multifactor authentication, we don't want training on security, we don't want a policy controlling the use of USB's, we don't want complex passwords in vaults (Post It notes or Excel spreadsheets work), the staff will complain, it's too inconvenient, staff will leave. 

I'd say let them go, show them to the door.

What we do know today is that 1 in 5 businesses will suffer a Cyber Security Attack this year – guaranteed. We also know that 97% could have been avoided.

We can show you 20 different ways to secure your business, one step at a time and make sure you are not the easy target. Take the key out of the front door today and get your business secure. Yes it may be a little inconvenient for a short while but nowhere near as inconvenient as when your computer system is locked up and your data gone. That's just a world of pain. And don't think that because you're a small business they won't target your organisation - 'they' don't care. Data means access, access means money and your information will be sold throughout the Dark Web.

If someone in the office complains about security controls - I'd say diddums!

Security is a shared responsibility.

Date posted:
24 March 2020
Authored by :
Brett Norton