Security: Getting serious about security

While all IT products come with basic security, businesses can't take it for granted that they are protected, writes Dermot Corrigan.

4th March, 2012
Security: Getting serious about security
Michael Conway, director, Renaissance: 'Some people believe that when they buy a PC, for example, they have live protection when in reality the protection they have in place is very little'. Photo: Susan Jefferies

Each IT product, from the cheapest mobile phone to the most expensive piece of corporate IT architecture, is sold with some basic built-in security protection.

It has not been uncommon in the past for many businesses to rely on this standard level of protection, for example by using the anti-virus software which comes bundled with a business PC. The temptation to do this is even higher at a time when IT budgets are being squeezed...

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