As a biotech company, you spend a lot of money on intellectual property, and if you are not careful, your IT vulnerabilities can put that IP at risk. As a business manager, you understand the value of your intellectual property, but you may not have a good grasp of your IT security situation. (And don’t assume your IT team truly understands the security needs of your business.) It is worth the extra effort to understand your IT security situation and make sure that your IT infrastructure protects your IP.
However, taking IT security seriously does not mean you have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide a secure environment. You just need clear policies and discipline that ensures your IT people keep your machines and network secure. For example, your IT teams should regularly update anti-virus software, install software updates, and make sure Windows patches are up to date. That provides protection against known threats.
In addition to protecting individual PCs and servers, there are layers of protection that you can add. For example, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention helps you understand when there is unusual activity on your network and shut it down. You can add other layers of protection so that everything is not relying on your anti-virus program. One way is to protect your network at the point of entry to stop hackers before they even get close to your individual machines.
With a little discipline and clear protocols, you can dramatically increase your IT security.
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