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If IT Professionals Doubt The Cyber Security Of Their Large Companies, How Can Your Small To Mid-Sized Business Protect Its Valuable Data?

by Marc Winger

The cyber defense and cyber security of their own companies are not respected by a majority of IT professionals. Zephyr Networks was not surprised when it was revealed that IT Security Professionals do not have faith in the cyber security of their own companies. A survey conducted recently revealed that more than 70% of IT security professionals would not be willing to bet $100 of their own money that their companies will not suffer a data breach in the next six months.

Carried out in February at RSA Conference 2013, the survey measured the attitudes of nearly 250 IT security professionals and the way their organizations manage cyber security. Nearly 50% of respondents work in organizations with more than 1,000 people. What was astounding is that the study revealed that a third of organizations do not have a policy making it compulsory to change default passwords when deploying new hardware, applications and network appliances to the corporate network.

Cyber Security Under Siege All Over

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Is Your Cyber Security Under Siege?

What bothers Zephyr Networks is if this is the cyber security perspective of IT security professionals at mostly large, well-funded companies with over 1,000 employees. If that is the case, what is the cyber security situation like for small to mid-sized businesses in America? While vendors of conventional security products like firewalls and anti-virus software are constantly updating their tools to reactively protect against the latest threats, hackers are looking for flaws. As this is being written, a hacker somewhere is engineering a new attack to exploit the latest updates.

The reality is that 100% protection is nearly impossible to achieve, particularly by professionals caught in the bureaucratic web of a company. Zephyr Networks knows, however, that best practices for securing access to critical systems and data are readily available if you work with an external network security provider. The key of working with a company like Zephyr Networks is providing your network security with the expertise and experience of an external eye.

Password Protection For Your Company

If you are worried about the cyber security and the cyber defense of your company, please contact Zephyr Networks today. When it comes to ensuring and maintaining your network security, we are your solution. To learn more about how we can protect your company, call Zephyr toll free at (800) 884-7559 or fill out our handy contact form.