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October 31, 2016updated 07 Nov 2016 2:29pm

5 issues striking fear into the heart of the IT department this Halloween

These are sure to keep the IT department awake at night.

By James Nunns

Fear is a funny thing, not everybody is scared of the same thing. Some are afraid of spiders and heights, while others may have a deep seated fear of cows.

Some fears can be job related like the fear of giving speeches, which is called glossophobia, while some are afraid of computers, called cyberphobia, or logizomechanophobia.

Now if you are working in the IT department then a fear of computers would probably suggest that a bad career decision was made along the way, and the fear may not be of the computers but of system failures.

As it is the season of thrills and chills CBR is here to highlight five things that keep the IT department up at night.

 

Being hacked

Chances are that your business is going to be hacked, it may have already been hacked any you don’t know it.

Somewhere in your system is a line of malicious code that is siphoning important data and feeding it to an external person.

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This may not be the case but with examples similar to this appearing to happen on a near daily basis there is a distinct likelihood that it will happen to you too. Just recently

Cows. The stuff of nightmares for one of the CBR staff.

Cows. The stuff of nightmares for one of the CBR staff.

the Australian Red Cross blood service suffered a data breach and the personal details of 550,000 donors were leaked.

Then there is the users faced the risk of being outed as users of the infidelity dating site.

Being hacked might not spell the death of your business but it is likely to significantly damage both the company’s image and damage it financially due to customers leaving and fines, as seen in the Talk Talk hack.

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