Your business' data could be compromised by the most unlikely of sources -- your own IT manager.
Over the past couple months, I’ve encountered multiple chilling examples of IT staff gone rogue. Of course, this isn't happening every day. But when it does, it's especially damaging to organizations with a one-person IT department. These lone IT managers often hold the keys to the kingdom. No one person - IT expert or not - should ever have complete control over passwords, access, processes, etc. Why? Consider these two recent incidents:
We get it. Historically it made sense to hire the very best IT expert a company could find to manage and monitor the network infrastructure (i.e. everything that plugs in), but today companies are benefiting more by sharing their risks with a partner company. We suggest seeking out an IT provider who is experienced in your industry and is willing to customize the best solution for your business and security needs.
Jennifer Lagutin is a Technical Solutions Manager with TekLinks. Email her at email@example.com.
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