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Why IT security doesn’t get the attention it deserves

By Dries Morris

Director, IT security consulting and management company Securicom

Despite the alarming rates of financially-motivated incidents of cyber crime and the legal and reputational ramifications associated with the theft of vital, confidential business information, security has always received a lower priority than other aspects of IT and is considered a grudge purchase.

Perhaps it’s got something to with the fact that companies are blissfully unaware of the potential threats that come with having an internet presence. Perhaps the high cost of IT security software in the past has made it unaffordable to many businesses. Either way, companies don’t seem to see the need to invest in their IT security until it has been breached. Keep reading →

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