Alvin V. Newell
University of Phoenix
Introduction to Information system Security CGMT/441
March 07, 2011
Securing the information network is of equal importance to small and large corporations alike. While large corporations will have the budget and resources to assign dedicated staff towards these function small companies may view this as a luxury that cannot be afforded. Notwithstanding this, small and medium size organizations need to be cognizant of providing the best security possible. To assist in identifying the most important steps a small business should take in providing security a research on the topic provided an article written by Jeremy smith and entitled “The three most important security steps the small business should take”.
In the article Jeremy Smith (2008) suggested that there are three things that a small business can do to provide the network with a level of security that is comparable to larger corporations. In outlining the steps a small business needs to take the author echo the point that small business are traditionally not IT centric and will not be able to afford dedicated staff or nor might they be able to outsource this function. A debilitating lack of resources will limit the extent to which a small business will be able to implement a security strategy. The author’s article is both rational and down-to-earth.
With the prevalence of viruses and other malwares Jeremy Smith (2008) list installing an Anti-Virus software program as the first step a small business needs to take in providing security. The author highlighted the fact that many businesses still miss this fundamental step and those that do install Anti-virus software may not have configured it correctly or set the software to update on a regular basis. While the author has recommended the installation of Anti-virus software a recommendation on a suitable small business... [continues]
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