The biggest security problems inside your company may result from problems it inherited.
While the news focuses on external threats to data center security — international hackers clacking away on their computers from the privacy of an unmarked building, for instance — some of the most menacing dangers are caused by IT decisions that companies have inherited.
Decisions a company made about its IT processes, procedures, and applications five, 10, even 15 years ago can suddenly and catastrophically affect a company today. The result is that security breaches can be caused by complex issues that are poorly understood outside of one or two people who might not even be at the company anymore. I’ve outlined a few these inheritance issues to highlight how companies can identify and mitigate this risk.