Local businesses must pay urgent attention to key lessons learnt from increasingly sophisticated breaches.
Despite comprehensive data protection policies, most local firms are still wide open to data theft and misuse.
There needs to be a fluidity and flexibility to business continuity to cater for unsuspecting issues, says Michael Law, CEO of Attix5.
Employees are one of the biggest dangers to an organisation, says John Mc Loughlin, MD of J2 Software.
Securing data effectively requires a multifaceted approach incorporating tools, knowledge and constant user activity monitoring, says Hedley Hurwitz, MD of Magix Integration.
It's a truism: because valuable information like databases, client files and emails are stored on your network, your data backup system has to work at all times or your business can be at serious risk.
Testing applications before deployment can lead to confidential company information being compromised, says Salome Kwant, mainframe product manager at Compuware SA.
A recent report by the Office of the Information Commissioner reveals that small business is ignorant of its obligations under the Data Protection Act.