AAPT hack highlights need for SMEs to update IT systems

IT security can be something business owners don’t think about until after they’ve been hacked. It’s common for big companies to be attacked on a daily basis and in some cases hourly. They have infrastructure and the people in place to maintain their systems.

We saw in the press recently a ‘hack’ at AAPT:

Internet service provider AAPT has suffered a hacking attempt at the hands of internet activists, and experts say the incident serves as yet another reason why businesses need to stay vigilant when updating their IT systems.

It appears APPT responded as quickly as possible with their business partner Melbourne IT. 

But AVG security advisor Michael McKinnon says there is a question over whether the data accessed by Anonymous had been archived for several months. If that’s the case, he says, it serves as a lesson in how businesses should go about protecting old data.

“As businesses grow, there’s an incredible sprawl of technology, and servers are systems that are only put in place for a short period of time,” he says.

There are obvious benefits to keeping some, if not all of your data in the cloud. The world’s leading Cloud based CRM providers have backups beyond backups and redundancies built into their hosting solutions.

SOURCE: SmartCompany.com.au

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Derek has worked in the Sales & Marketing Consulting and CRM industries for over 17 years. He's consulted to companies here and overseas helping them develop processes to support their lead generation, marketing and sales businesses. He sees CRM as an enabler and not a solution by and of itself. Implemented with users in mind and a clear view of defined processes, companies can derive great value from their CRM.

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