Counting the Cost of Cyber Crime
by Colm Murphy - Technical Director of Espion - Monday, 18 June 2007.
Loss of reputation is probably the most contentious issue, and the one that the majority of security technology vendors tout as the ‘justification’ for purchasing their products. And don’t forget insurance deductibles. Our friends in TKX have sweaty palms at the very thought. And if you ask me, rightly so.

Predictably, I will end by saying that it pays to invest upfront in IT security, be it technology, training, policy initiatives or prevention mechanisms. In fact, we might even be able to prove it.

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More than a third of employees would sell company data

35 percent of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right. This illustrates the growing importance for organizations to deploy data loss prevention strategies.


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