Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saving Money with IT Security Processes. Example 1/26: Reducing Virus Crises

Article number 1 in a series dedicated to giving examples of the way IT security can help your company save money.

IT services lose a lot of time and money in virus crises. You can save this time and money with a sound Antivirus process.
I'm not talking about software, I'm talking about process. The process is:
  • To have a baseline antivirus, make sure it's configured optimally and installed on every workstation and laptop.
  • To have a requirement in RFPs that machines your IT service will not maintain will have a running, up-to-date, antivirus, and to ensure service providers do follow this requirement.
  • To analyse unusual network-capable hardware (like tablets, old servers, smartphones, CCTV, storage bays, etc.), inventory them and decide whether they deserve an antivirus or not.