Don’t Fall Victim to These Myths About IT Security

August 28, 2018Manhattan Tech Support

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A study from BitGlass showed that Office 365 has become the number one most used enterprise cloud application. It’s also often used to store sensitive information. In fact, around 58% of sensitive data in the cloud is stored in Office documents, including about 30% in Excel alone. But before you make any final decisions about your business’s IT services or security protocols, it’s important to know what’s true and what’s just a misconception. Here are just a few myths you shouldn’t believe about IT security.

Security risks can be easily measured.

This is a major myth that’s also a potential recipe for disaster if believed. The fact is, not all security risks and breaches can be accurately monitored and measured 100% of the time. Your business is more than likely to let something slip through the cracks if you choose to forego professional IT services. So don’t expect all of your security issues to be easily measurable and able to be quantified.

“Cause: Illusion that you can have your security budget if you try to justify it in an Excel spreadsheet, a common misperception in a “numbers-oriented culture” in which it’s thought “he who has the biggest numbers wins. Cure: Develop non-numeric expressions of risk, and seek to ensure the business unit takes ownership of its IT-related risks,” writes Ellen Messmer on Network World.

The risks of security breaches are overhyped.

This is another myth that has dangerous risks if taken for fact. The truth is that data breaches, no matter how small, can and often are incredibly damaging to multiple facets of your business: your customers, your employees, and especially your brand. The bottom line is that you really can never be too safe when it comes to keeping your business protected with the most up to date IT services and cloud migration strategies to minimize this risk.

The number of Office 365 enterprise users increased 320% from the third quarter of 2015 to the second quarter of 2016. But regardless of the cloud software your business uses, staying safe should always be your first priority. For more information about IT support, contact Manhattan Tech Support.

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