The Ugly Truth About IT Security

A 2 minute read, Posted on Tue, Jun 27, 2017

IT Security - How Secure is It?

Most computer users imagine an individual sitting in a dark basement creating new, more sophisticated viruses every day or carefully studying a specific computer system’s programming and system logic to be hacked.

The reality is IT security today is far less secure because it has become a profitable industry. Consider, for example, the internet most know and understand is not the only online platform. Two others are Dark Net and Deep Net.

Dark Net openly and brazenly hires thousands of computer geeks with a unique talent for creating worm and root kit viruses. They have the ability to quickly hack into personal information.

How secure is IT security when a constantly growing new crop of IT virus and hacking experts are always available to the highest bidders?

The Necessity of Complex IT Security

With the advent of Cloud Computing, security and vulnerability to attacks is a growing concern among users. The ability to connect laptops, desktops and mobile devices to programmed home security systems shows these concerns are not unfounded. Protecting personal financial information and business and home requires constant vigilance over vulnerability and greater assurance of IT security.

One answer to the problem of continuous monitoring of IT systems may be creating more complex logins and login portals. For example, the payroll processing industry offers protection from fraud and theft of financial information by limiting access to financial files and data.

Firewalls are part of this IT security system and programming. Firewalls are used to block access to proprietary information stored on computer systems and networks. The expansion of computer networks and adding internet links makes security difficult without a firewall in place. Firewalls allow communication only on outward bound basis.

Designing Complex IT Security

The first step to ensuring IT security is design of the security programming to be implemented. Businesses want proprietary information protected. Yet, few business owners take the time to make certain all employees understand how security is breached.

When a strong design of an IT security system is in place, it requires employees to learn how to identify potential security breaches. For example, in complex IT security systems, passwords to access data in Cloud files or business files should be impervious to breaches.

IT professionals can help create complex passwords. However, the ugly truth about IT security is not "if" a system will be breached but "when." The answer to this problem may be reliance on sophisticated anti virus and anti hacking apps and to make password access as difficult to breach as possible.