Security is not just a technology problem
Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 28, 2011
Data shows the cost of global cyber crime is now estimated at $114 billion annually and while the focus is often on technology to fight cyber security threats, the reality is business leaders and company employees must also play a significant role in helping their organization block cyber attacks. To help IT leadership educate their organizations, Lumension®, a global leader in endpoint management and security, has launched an IT Security education program with specific resources tailored for CEOs, business leaders, and employees.
To better wage war against loss of personal information and hacks into organizational data stores and even governments, many security experts and government officials are calling for an increased sense of responsibility and understanding on behalf of individual technology end-users.
“The biggest risk to an organization is often the behavior of the people inside,” said Pat Clawson, Chairman and CEO, Lumension. “Our country and the IT security industry have not yet done enough to encourage and teach basic cyber security to internet users so they can conduct safe data practices – both for the protection of their own information and their employers.”
Recognizing the need to go back to the basics, Lumension has launched a new eBook and video series for business leaders, What Every CEO Should Know About IT Security. A candid explanation of IT risk and what organizations stand to lose, the information is a wake-up call for the many executives who focus solely on meeting regulatory compliance requirements and fail to implement and review a comprehensive security strategy, a need identified by the recent PriceWaterhouseCooper report.
Additionally, Lumension hopes to help IT leaders educate their organization’s employees through a series of simple, entertaining videos that deliver basic cyber security understanding and best practices. To protect both personal information and organizational data, Be Aware of What You Share illustrates basic online dos and don’ts for users. Other animated videos in the Lumension end-user resource center include topics like phishing scams, secure websites, secure passwords and what is a computer virus.
“While security breaches will continue to happen, we wanted to create a compelling educational program that IT could use to broaden the understanding of cyber-security risk from the C-Suite to all employees. The goal is to recruit all available partners in an organizational fight against cybercrime to reduce the chances of a serious data breach that could cause irreparable harm to both finances and reputation,” said C. Edward Brice, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, Lumension.
“Security is not just a technology problem,” said Clawson. “It is also a behavior issue among the global workforce and basic best practices need to be taught to everybody in order to ensure better security across both the enterprise and for someone’s personal information.”
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at lumension.com.