There is a mess of servers, switches, switches, and inward equipment firewalls. Each of the association's areas is working with diverse data advances and foundation IT frameworks, provisions, and databases. Different levels of IT security and access administration have been actualized and inserted inside their individual areas. The data engineering framework is maturing and numerous areas are running on antiquated fittings and programming. Additionally, the framework is woefully out-of-dated regarding fixes and overhauls which significantly expand the danger to the arrange as far as classifiedness, trustworthiness, and accessibility.
As organizations utilize software and the internet together to make transactions and complete accounting functions, the threat of cybercrime comes into play. “Cyber crime against private business is growing, and consuming a larger share of Federal Bureau of Investigation resources than ever before…” (Kelly, M., & 42 staff, 2011)
The inappropriate disclosure or misuse of sensitive information by an employee may result in financial considerations and legal consequences for an organization. “Mobile devices provide all kinds of new scenarios for business data to go missing, be shared with others, or be stolen. You need to go into BYOD thinking this way, not just for everyday activity, but also when employees move on from your organization” (Arnold, n.d.).
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is when an employee uses one or more personal computing devices for business purposes. It can include personal computers, laptops, tablets, USB or flash drives, mobile phones and even online computing services such as Dropbox or Google Drive. The history of BYOD stems from the technological advances of the past 25 years, starting with employees accessing corporate networks from their home computers via dial-up modems in the late 1980’s and virtual private networks starting in the early 1990’s, continuing through the massive increase in mobile phones and access to corporate email via Blackberry type devices and culminating in the current state of being connected all the time via tablets
The use of information technology in business presents major security challenges, poses serious ethical question, and affects society in significant ways. Especially, the computer crime is a growing threat to society and is caused by the criminal or irresponsible actions of individuals who are taking advantage of the widespread use and vulnerability of computers and the Internet and other networks. It presents a major challenge to the integrity, safety, and survival of most business systems.
At the same time, there must be a strategy that will educate executives on how to protect their personal information. This will be accomplished using a workshop that will teach them about the warning signs of fraud and specific strategies to safeguard against it. For example, if there is someone trying to steal an executive's identity. The monitoring services will serve, as the first line of defense to immediately prevent the fraud before it occurs. To reduce the chances of this person becoming a target in the future, the prevention strategies will limit access to any kind of personal information. Over the long term, the combination of these two factors will control how the information is used and monitored. (Biegelman, 2009, pp. 295 312)
Employee satisfaction and increased productivity are some of the reasons most organizations are accepting the BYOD policy in the workplace. Many concerns exist from a security standpoint when the BYOD program is implemented in my organization
Vulnerability is defined as the capability of or susceptibility to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon; open to assault; difficult to defend . IT managers face many aspects of vulnerability everyday and it is rapidly growing. This study is an attempt to show that most important cybersecurity vulnerability facing IT managers today is trust of the end user. Overall, an end user working within any capacity can be easily compromised through BYOD use and cause possible damage to an IT infrastructure.
This paper provides an identification of potential means whereby Information Technology (IT) managers, acting on the organization’s behalf as purchase agents with IT vendors, participate in fraudulent activities. Further included are a series of recommendations for measures and actions that chief information officers or chief technology officers should consider as mandates to reduce fraud and other unethical practices while protecting the reputation of the organization, and the infrastructure of the computer systems of the organization. Finally, the paper elaborates regarding how these identified measures reduce the frequency of fraudulent activities.
Today’s technology has so many advancements so on a regular basis when it comes to authentication it is vital that any organization has a secure method that is set into place. This method should protect a system against various security threats, these threats would consist of individuals impersonating users and password hackers. Also if data and
Fraud can affect a broad spectrum of individuals at any time. Companies and consumers are losing billions of dollars every year. The effects of such deceptions can way heavily on companies and consumers. Fraud can be committed in many different ways. It can range from employee embezzlement to email scams. With increasing frequency, fraud continues to occur. No matter what the news reports, without proper controls; fraud will still occur. Proper controls and training need to be put in place at companies and individuals need to have the tools readily available to know what types of fraud can occur and how to prevent it. The purpose of this paper is to show how the different types of fraud can affect everyone and how to mitigate and report the fraudulent activity.
An organization’s best line of defense against cyber criminals is crime prevention. As with any other criminal activity, organizations that are the most vulnerable are the ones most likely to be attacked first. Awareness and education are key steps in protecting an organization. The accompanying paper will outline real world cybercrimes and ways in which businesses can protect their cyber environments.
The purpose of the study was to identify the means whereby a given organization’s Information Technology manager acting as a purchasing agent, participates in fraudulent activities, including obtaining kickbacks from vendors. This study examined measures and actions that chief information officers or chief technology officers might mandate to reduce fraud or other unethical practices while protecting the reputation of the organization, and the infrastructure of the computer systems. The results identified the importance of these measures in effectively reducing the amount of fraudulent activities.
Information security has come to expect an extraordinarily crucial part in today 's snappy moving, however continually truth be told sensitive business environment. In this manner, secured correspondences are required all together for both associations and customers to benefit by the associations and customers to benefit by the movements that the web is connecting with us with. The hugeness of this ought to be clearly highlighted so that agreeable measures will be realized, not simply enhancing the associations step by step business techniques and trades, also to ensure that the immensely obliged endeavors to set up wellbeing are executed with a commendable level of security competency. It is hopeless to see that the probability of having your associations data introduced to a pernicious attacker is consistently extending nowadays in view of the high number of "security uneducated" staff in like manner having permission to tricky and here and there even riddle business information. Just imagine the security repercussions of some individual in charge of fragile association data, skimming the web shakily through the association’s framework, getting suspicious messages containing diverse ruinous associations, and we should not neglect the basic risks posed by the enduring use of any Moment Messaging (IM) or talk applications.
The evolution of Information Technology is inevitable, not only on the telecommunication and networking industry, but, it is also gaining more popularity in the business industry by way of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and rapidly making its move towards the accounting and auditing industry through Data Analytics Software, however, as the IT innovation continues and the concern of capacity and storage progress, and the demand for expansion and accessibility, brings in cloud computing and big data analytics. As the business industry grow after the financial crisis, companies examine opportunities for operational cost reduction and lower the risk of technology infrastructure becoming obsolete. Obviously integrating business functions to more highly technical and sophisticated system is cost effective, however the damage caused by security and privacy risk can be very costly as well. Guillot (2013) indicated that nowadays the inexpensive, effective and efficient business functions was owed to the evolving technology, but technology also makes the fraud easy to facilitate and engineer by perpetrators who can commit fraud anywhere and anytime as the internet, mobile devices, computers and the cloud are used to conduct business (p.43). Guillot quoted Steve Mar, director of IT statement “It’s not that fraud has changed, it’s that technology has made it easier” (p.43).