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Advisory paper provides organisations with practical advice on how to ensure that security measures in place are also tackling new and evolving cyber threats

Theale, Reading, U.K., 20th September 2011. Integralis, the UK’s largest IT security solutions provider, today published an advisory paper to help organisations take a rational, practical, proportional approach to cybercrime.

The advisory paper, entitled “Taking a Proportional Approach to Cybercrime: Joining up People, Process and Technology’ examines some practical steps that businesses can take to protect themselves from the cyber threat, and is available at www.makingsecuritywork.co.uk.

Cybercrime is a growing concern which requires organisations to consider the three primary vectors of people, process and technology. The risk versus reward rationale for cybercrime over physical crime offers lucrative gains but people are still involved with such attacks and employee trust and privileges need to be considered. Process should ensure that consistent maintenance of security is put in place and technology deployment should flag up anomalies despite any failure in the people and process.

Alastair Broom, solutions director and author of the paper said: “Considering that cybercrime can be conducted from any location, to any destination, it is not surprising that cybercrime has become an increasingly attractive option to tech-savvy criminals. As organisations become security-aware, the level of threat is becoming more sophisticated. This paper introduces The Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) that organisations now face, and explains why it’s necessary to have informed and integrated counter measures in place. It also addresses the changes in the workplace, i.e. mobile working and how organisations need to adopt new strategies, rather than ignore the associated security aspects. In our experience successful organisations are addressing these new threats and changes in the workplace with integrated technology solutions managed by well-trained trustworthy staff using robust processes.

Nick Harwood, a CSO with over 34 years’ experience in security and investigation work, and over 14 years in financial services organisations, comments: “It is clear that there is no quick fix to cybercrime and definitely no single technological silver bullet, but, we can ensure that we gather the right security intelligence and that it gets to the right people so that they can make informed, timely decisions. This lets them take the right remedial action to reduce the risk and cost to the organisation. Most companies don’t have a dedicated cybercrime budget, so they need to be able to make a proportional investment in security in line with their specific appetite towards risk. What is needed is a combination of controls to provide in depth security to stay ahead of the ever changing threat landscape.”

To download the complete advisory paper, visit www.makingsecuritywork.co.uk.

Delegates at Integralis Security World 2011, will be given an overview of how to tackle cybercrime and adopt a practical, proportional approach to cyber threats. Integralis Security World takes place on Thursday 22nd September 2011, at The Science Museum, London. To register to attend, visit www.integralissecurityworld.co.uk

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About Integralis

A global company with reputable local expertise, Integralis is the UK’s largest provider of IT security services. Our honest approach combines proven technology with knowledgeable consulting to provide world-class, focussed business solutions. Integralis is renowned for its practical advice and innovative managed services. Businesses can focus on delivering their objectives by placing their confidence in Integralis to ensure that their organisation remains secure.
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