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Companies Urged to Tighten Security Practices

Internal security breaches continue to be among the greatest threats facing organisations, argues one security professional. Threats from within–such as disgruntled or former employees–are one of the greater security threats facing organisations, according to Mark Mortimore, senior technical specialist for TechNet/Security at vendor Microsoft. Accidents, such as lost encryption keys, accidental deletion or not having a backup of data were also high security threats for organisations, said Mortimore. He used the example of an IT professional who had inadvertently skipped creating a backup of their encryption keys when reinstalling an operating system. After unsuccessfully trying to crack the encrypted drive, the IT pro had to accept the data wasn’t recoverable. Other threats Mortimore cited included natural disasters; and threats from outside a company, such as hackers, viruses and cyber-terror. Full Story

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