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It's Hard to Compete with Hope

Written by Michelle Schneider, Product Director

SecureRamp Blog Header October 2018

As an IT security vendor, it's hard to compete with hope. After all, hope is free.

I hope I don't get hacked today.

I hope nobody writes their User ID and Password on a Post-it note.

I hope nobody opens that phishing email.

I hope those ports are encrypted.

I hope my vendor told me about their terminated employees.

I hope my remote workers are logging in with secure devices.

I hope that off-shore prince gets back to me today. He said it was a sure thing.

It's good to have hope. It has helped me through some hard times. But, it's not a great IT security plan.

It's time to invest in a more concrete, more reliable, sure thing. And, while no security plan is an absolute sure thing, I can assure you that "hope" is not even in the running.

So, here are my hopes for you today:

I hope you research some great options for securing remote access to your network. There are lots to choose from.

I hope you find a champion in your Board of Directors to support this initiative.

I hope you find a partner that you trust, to help you do this, once and for all.

And yes, I hope you hear from that off-shore prince.

If you agree that hope is not the best IT security plan, click here to get started with an assessment of your current network security situation, and start taking control of your remote network access.

 

Topics: remote network access, network security, privacy breaches, protected health information (PHI), security plan, networks

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