The importance of information technology (IT) security increases every day. The news is filled with reports of data breaches where customer data is lost and companies are forced to scramble with crisis management. Rarely a day goes by when users don’t see phishing e-mails in their inbox, with each phishing e-mail trying to trick them into clicking an unsafe link or giving up valuable information. Individual botnets commonly control tens of thousands of computers, all ready at a moment’s notice to launch attacks.

All of these risks can cause substantial losses for an organization. Instead of waiting for an incident and then responding, organizations are realizing they must be more proactive with IT security. The alternative is to ...

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