Company Security not just for the IT department

Company Security not just for the IT department

In this article AJR will talk about, Company Security not just for the IT department.

When it comes to technical issues, it is Sometimes more simpler and easier to leave it to the IT Specialists, but when it comes to online security, this approach can subject businesses to a huge number of vulnerabilities.

The reason why security cannot be left to the IT department alone is simply that often it is not a technical issue at all, but a human one.

While the implementation of firewalls and anti-virus software is not to be neglected, changes to office culture often prove more effective in reducing the number of security breaches. The number of problems that arise simply because employees have not selected robust passwords is testament to the human faults that sometimes lie at the heart of security issues.

The best way to eradicate these issues is to create a feeling of individual responsibility amongst staff, where everyone takes vulnerabilities with the severity they deserve. One of the ways that businesses can achieve this is by conducting security workshops or talks and having clear company policies regarding things like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and disaster recovery.

In addition, the rise of cloud computing and web-based apps means that the threat landscape is very different to how it was just a few years ago. Today, making sure the IT department has placed security software on work mobile phones, tablets and laptops is too limited as it focuses on devices rather than data.

Sensitive information stored in the cloud can now be accessed by employees from anywhere in the world. Modern businesses must educate their employees on security to ensure that the responsibility for protecting data is one that is shared by the entire organisation.

Andrew Marriott
Owner & Founder at AJR Solutions
I am a technical & creative guy who loves technology. From a very young age, I have had a passion for technology, website / graphic design and photography. I work hard & play harder, I’m driven and full of enthusiasm with a passion to help others. Technology, digital design, web development & creative photography are areas I am really passionate about.

In the past i have worked for a leading IT Solutions & Managed service provider in Rotherham dealing with a range of IT platforms, such as - on site field engineering and remote support, dealing with all types of servers such as Virtual & Physical, Hyper–V, VMware, Windows server 2012 R2, SBS - Small Business Server 2008 2011, SQL, Terminal, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RDP, hybrid & cloud, Office 365 and managed security solutions such as Antivirus and Spam filtering.

Prior to this, I worked for Wickersley School & Sports College as the Lead IT & Network Technician and also supporting local primary schools with IT Support and engineering visits & Project Management, while also running my own company AJR Solutions, providing IT & Creative Solutions.

I’m very creative and have a huge passion for design and love how design can have a massive impact on a business image, presence and value also visit - | |

Also part of the AJR Solutions Group of businesses.