James Porter at BT iNet says that businesses must recognise that security solutions must be adapted to reflect the changes to modern working styles. “People are working all over the place and handling important information and data, and all too often businesses have security systems which are out of date and therefore redundant. It can be tempting to forego investing in security solutions when budgets are being squeezed, but the reality is that in doing so businesses risk losing customers, revenue and brand reputation as well as compromising compliance.
“At BT iNet we understand it is imperative that security and compliance measures are adapted to reflect the working styles of the modern workforce. Unsecured laptops and handheld devices are brimming with sensitive information, and even a small breach of security could have huge repercussions.
“The average cost of a security breach to a small business is between £15,000 and £30,000, and for a large business ranges from £110,000 to £250,000, which makes the cost of investment in security pale into insignificance.
“Every organisation needs to remain ahead of their threats, and will have a unique set of needs when it comes to securing their networks. We have a highly specialised team of experts who deal exclusively with network security, and who spend time looking at the specific threats to each of our customers’ businesses. This insight allows them to provide advice and support, and to develop tailored solutions including call recording, intrusion prevention and identity and policy management, all of which address each of those threats. It is incredibly rewarding working with all kinds of organisations - from central government to major blue chip companies and small businesses – to help them achieve the peace of mind which comes from knowing they are safe and compliant.”
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