In many cases, small businesses appoint an internal IT person who is then granted access to sensitive information such as financial data, email addresses and passwords. In organisations with more extensive IT staff, there can still be a challenge in controlling who has privileged knowledge.
Graham Cluley’s article on Tripwire explores how one employee managed to incapacitate a company’s entire infrastructure with just a few clicks of his mouse. As business owners, it is crucial to take the necessary precautions in order to avoid this type of catastrophic event. How can you prevent this from happening in your business?
Outsourcing your IT and communications is a great way of reducing a cyber threat. If you do have internal IT staff, privileged information should be available from a secure system with access offered on a need-to-know/expertise basis.
There are many reasons to outsource your IT, but here are four of the most important:
1. Security: When you outsource your IT, you can be sure that your data is secure. This is because IT providers have the latest security technologies and protocols in place to protect your data.
2. Cost: Outsourcing your IT can save you money in the long run. This is because you won’t have to invest in expensive software, and you’ll get access to skilled IT professionals at a fraction of the cost of hiring in-house staff.
3. Flexibility: Outsourcing your IT gives you the flexibility to scale up or down as needed. This means that you can avoid the fixed costs associated with maintaining an in-house IT team and instead pay for only the services you need.
4. Expertise: When you outsource your IT, you can be sure that you’re getting expert advice and support. This is because IT providers have a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw on, and they can help you troubleshoot problems and make the most of your technology.
At claireLOGIC, we take security seriously. We are committed to safeguarding our client’s privileged information such as usernames, passwords, etc., which should not be accessible to all. To protect this data, we have invested in powerful backend systems that limit access to only the engineers who need it.
Outsourcing IT services is one way of reducing the potential threat of data being misused or mishandled by internal staff, but even with an in-house team, making sure there are robust systems in place to restrict access to sensitive information is essential. Companies should take these measures seriously as lapses can have devastating consequences for their business.
At claireLOGIC we understand this need for security and invest heavily in implementing strong backend systems with limited access only given where necessary – allowing us to protect our client’s precious data from misuse.
If you’ve got any concerns about your security or systems then get in touch – we’d be pleased to talk to you.