If you are a bank manager and one day, armed and masked criminals walked through the front door of the bank and demanded money, what would you do? I can think of many possible possibilities; countless action films have suggested many of them. The key point here is that you sure wouldn’t just sit there and do nothing. So, as cybercriminals target your company’s IT infrastructure, will you just sit without doing anything?

What Is Missing?

Hey, you're just an IT leader right? You spend days gathering a team of IT specialists to work together to accomplish great things for the company, who has the time to worry about cybercriminals coming in from outside? Well, guess, just like preventing forest fires, stopping cybercrime is everyone’s job.

Most IT departments and the companies that they belong to; don’t have a business-wide strategy to address security and compliance issues. One of the main reasons why we seem to do such a poor job is simply because nobody’s been trained on what the best way to identify and classify risk.

If you think about it, the threats come from different sources: smart international cybercriminals, angry ex-employees, and common user mistakes and gullibility.

The Bad Guys Just Keep Getting More Bad

Every IT manager in Cytelligence Cyber Security Company should always be aware of things that don’t just seem right. It can be as simple as members of your team’s laptop not behaving in a way that they are supposed to, or you are receiving suspicious phishing phone calls.

The experts who study the ways of modern cyber-criminals are telling us that the bad guys have started to take it up a notch. They are evolving from the cyber equivalent of petty street crime to mob-like activities.

What is happening now is that cybercriminals are taking control of many computers (creating the so-called "Botnet") and then remotely commanding them to perform synchronized actions that can do things like taking down a website. They take advantage of major news such as earthquakes and encourage people to download software that then infects their computers.

What Does An IT Manager Need To Do?

Great, the world is changing and becoming a dangerous place for IT Leaders in Cytelligence Cyber Security Company to work and play. Of course, this has led to an interesting question: what should be done about it?

As an IT manager of Cytelligence Cyber Security Company, you have the unique opportunity to secure your company: manage your team. You need to do these three things: ensure that your team is constantly trained and educated about the latest threats, restricting the types of applications and corporate data that each member has access to, and finally ensure that when an employee leaves for whatever reason that you lock all the system doors afterward.

What Does This Mean To You

IT managers in Cytelligence Cyber Security Company already have a lot to do. It turns out that the forces of cyber-darkness continue to grow and become more dangerous to companies. This means that everyone has a role to play in protecting the company against external threats.

As an IT manager, you need to make sure your team is part of the solution, not the problem. This means you need to work with your team to increase their awareness of cyber threats and ensure they don’t get tempted to harm the company.

By doing your part to protect the company against cybercriminals, you will be freeing your team from potential damages and distractions, and in the end, you'll be making everyone more successful.

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