Why Computer Security Is Different In The Enterprise Than It Is In Small Business

No matter if you are big or small you have to think about computer security. It does not even matter if you are at home or if you are at work, you have to keep your mind on computer security. It does not matter if you are an employee of a company or the big boss of a fortune 500 company; you still have to realize that computer security is a big concern. And that is the main thing that we are going to talk about in this article. We are going to talk about what you should be looking for when you are in charge of computer security for a big corporation and what you should be looking for when you are in charge of computer security of a small business. While some things might overlap, these two levels of security are in different worlds so you cannot just treat one like you would the other.


When you are looking at doing computer security at the enterprise level the first thing that you have to think about is the amount of people you are in charge of protecting. Large companies have employee bases of tens of thousands of people. That means you have to worry about the profiles of that many people and how they can somehow create havoc on your systems. When you are talking about a big business it is not only the outside threats that you have to worry about. You also have to worry about the inside threats as well. There will be a lot of employees who work there who will not like their job and they will want to find a way to get back at it. And one of the ways they will try is to cause damage in the company’s computer network system. There are attempts like these that happen all of the time so you have to make sure that you are ready for them.

But of course you always have to worry about the outside threats as well. When you are a large business you have an X on your forehead. This is especially true if you are part of company who is involved with high finance, banking, or other businesses of that nature. There are going to be attacks on you at all times. Some of the attacks will be just general attacks and some of the attacks will be targeted. It is these targeted attacks that you really have to worry about. It is these types of attacks where someone has studied your computer security layout and they think that they have found a hole to be able to get in. You have to be able to prevent this from happening by changing all of the time. This includes passwords to the system, who does and who does not have admin access to the system and other things of that nature. You have to make sure that you use the resources of your company and you are able to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

When you are a small business you have a lot less of these types of worries. You will rarely have to worry about a targeted attack and it is easier to keep track of which employees have access to your system and which ones do not. The main thing you have to fight against is getting lazy when it comes to protecting your system.

Yes, big companies and small companies have different concerns when it comes to computer security, but both have to worry about computer security in general.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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