There is no better time than at the beginning of a new year to review and implement changes to corporate Information Technology strategies. The Enterprises TV show examines a few that can make a difference.
Corporate IT heads have a good opportunity to advance security in 2016. Last year’s DDoS, (distributed denial of service) attacks on many major name brand servers left millions of consumers wondering is their financial and personal data was compromised. Many found out that it was. Affected consumers were left regularly checking credit reports for suspicious use afterwards. This was a wake up call to companies in all sizes to strengthen their IT networks and close loopholes in server security software.
A DDoS attack can cost up to one million dollars to fix. However, it can take years to repair a tarnished brand reputation. According to Neustar, and information services company, more than 80 percent of the companies that were hit around the world in 2014 or early 2015 were hit more than once and more than half were hit six times or more. The Enterprises TV show notes that one attack is all a company needs to lose the trust of their customer base. American businesses should re-examine IT strategies before the year progresses to add more network security. Other IT matters concern data management, user policies, Internet blocking software, and e-commerce tools. A comprehensive Information Technology strategy is a necessary aspect of any company – large or small.