The basic elements to protect information today is firewalls, and security software programs that help prevent intruders from attaching companies private information. Firewalls help protect connections on local devices where information may be retrieved. Control Alt and delete also help lock our workstations from people possibly gaining access to personal or business information.
I believe it 's important for organizations to protect their information because network security threats are becoming more eminent with the dramatic evolution of technology. Old methods take new form; I read not too long ago that there 's a new method of pickpocketing called "electronic pickpocketing"--which exploits the RFID card embedded within newer credit cards. This allows the thief to access private account information and process transactions. Now this is just example is on a smaller scale, so try and imagine the same type of security breach but with sensitive company documents. Company 's like Sony suffered a major breach not too long ago causing the PSN network to shutdown for fear of further attacks. Customer information was obtained leading
References: Laudon, J. P., & Laudon, K. C. (2008). Essentials of management information systems (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.