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The Importance of Having an IT Security Recruitment Policy

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According to sources close to the investigation, cyber thieves broke into the FIS network and targeted the Sunrise platform’s “open-loop” prepaid debit cards. The balances on these prepaid cards aren’t stored on the cards themselves; rather, the card numbers correspond to records in a central database, where the balances are recorded. Some prepaid cards cannot be used once their balance has been exhausted, but the prepaid cards used in this attack can be replenished by adding funds…. Apparently, the crooks were able to drastically increase or eliminate the withdrawal limits for 22 prepaid cards that they had obtained.
According to sources close to the investigation, cyber thieves broke into the FIS network and targeted the Sunrise platform’s “open-loop” prepaid debit cards. The balances on these prepaid cards aren’t stored on the cards themselves; rather, the card numbers correspond to records in a central database, where the balances are recorded. Some prepaid cards cannot be used once their balance has been exhausted, but the prepaid cards used in this attack can be replenished by adding funds…. Apparently, the crooks were able to drastically increase or eliminate the withdrawal limits for 22 prepaid cards that they had obtained.

In recent years, businesses have suffered an onslaught of cyber-security attacks. There is money in cybercrime and cybercriminals have been working hard to defeat all the security measures taken against them. Additionally, technology is continuously evolving and each evolutionary step reveals a new set of risks.

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In recent years, businesses have suffered an onslaught of cyber-security attacks. There is money in cybercrime and cybercriminals have been working hard to defeat all the security measures taken against them. Additionally, technology is continuously evolving and each evolutionary step reveals a new set of risks. There is a need for professionals who are skilled and capable at using new technology to maintain a company’s information security. Consider the many dangers to a company resulting from data breaches.

The Result of Data Breaches

The potential dangers to a company’s data security range from criminals gaining access to the financial information of customers to them getting hold of medical information for the purposes of blackmail. The fallout of data breaches can be tremendously damaging to the company, with the cost of digital forensic investigations and of rebuilding a reputation figuring heavily into it. Also to be factored in is the cost of any lawsuits against the company by customers who have had their data stolen.

 IT Security Staff

Recent years have seen high profile security breaches that have resulted in millions of dollars lost by companies with lax security measures. The core of a company's IT security lies in its IT staff. Are they competent? Are they certified in using the latest equipment and standards? The importance of these questions means that IT recruitment is not something that cannot be ignored in today’s business world. Unfortunately, many enterprises are ill-prepared to handle this. The answer will be to ensure that hiring is done by competent security recruiters who are knowledgeable in the area of IT security and who are able to vet candidates to ensure that the right people are hired.

The Importance of having skilled IT staff

All of this means that a carefully thought-out IT security recruitment policy will have to be in place. The survival of an enterprise depends on it. The goal of an IT recruitment policy is to draw in the best prospects for filling an IT security post and to narrow that pool down to the most hirable candidates. This is to make sure that a company always has the right people for the job of protecting its electronic assets by ensuring that those who do the hiring are aware of what is needed. Security recruitment policy enables hiring managers to identify the skills and qualifications needed for essential IT posts.

IT Security Equipment and Personnel

Aside from recruitment, another area that should not be neglected is the task of ensuring that the right equipment is in place and being used correctly in order to protect data assets. One of the ways to discover any weaknesses in a company’s IT security is with the use of an audit. A cyber security audit can be used to locate both technological and personnel weaknesses within the organization. Of course, it will be essential to have qualified personnel on hand to perform this task. The audit will cover an inventory of all equipment as well as software. It will also look at such factors as the organization’s practices in managing its equipment. All of this is dependent on the qualifications of the IT security personnel.

Author's bio: James Pattrick is known for writing informative articles on Security Jobs and Security Equipment related issues. To get answers to further queries visit the website.

 

 

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