Concern over inadequate protection of Mideast business data
Business executives across the Middle East are increasingly realizing the importance of IT security as a central component of a company's risk management policy, but are slow to adopt required measures to safeguard their respective company's precious electronic information assets, and are losing millions of dollars each year as a result, according to a recent survey published by the US-based Computer Security Institute.
Expense and a general lack of knowledge regarding the seriousness of threats has traditionally held back companies in the Middle East from investing in adequate protection, and corrective implementation remains slow, said the survey.
“Information security in the workplace is perhaps the most important issue, and yet least likely to be on most managers' agendas,” said Daniel Nufer, ComGuard's sales and marketing director, which offers vendor-neutral IT security consulting and implementation through its “managed security services” program. “A successful security policy will increase profitability through securing company data,” added Nufer.
ComGuard specializes in security monitoring and reporting of forensic activities. “ComGuards security consultants scrutinize five main security areas: site, network, system, application, and Internet security, and, invariably, every company has some degree of security risk. Security is a vital business need, especially when considering the potential consequences of not protecting your data,” concluded Nufer.
ComGuard is an IT security solutions provider for Middle East businesses and government organizations. ComGuard security services and solutions are independent of any and all ties to industry products, which allow the best combination of tools and techniques to design and deliver to its customers. – (menareport.com)
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