The biggest problem FDA regulated companies face is already inside their organization. Employees, either through malice or carelessness, can provide system access to harmful viruses, worms, or malware, in addition to a variety of other attacks that compromise intellectual property.
In the case of malicious insiders, many are employees who feel mistreated as a result of corporate decisions such as layoffs and wage freezes. Carelessness becomes a problem when employees lack sufficient education on how to prevent these types of attacks. Protecting a company's networkand documents from these types of threats involves identifying these employees and taking the appropriate action.
For most employees, education will prevent many threats. Malicious employees are more difficult to identify, but monitoring online activities and setting up system safeguards can reduce the number of serious incidents.
A new type of threat has emerged from a seemingly harmless source – social networking sites. These sites are generally used to share family photos and communicate with friends and family, but it is this friendly environment that can actually increase the security risk. Users feel safe when they visit these sites, and hackers use this feeling of security to take advantage of unsuspecting users who might be more cautious on other sites. Rapid changes in technology in the industry
One of the greatest challenges facing the industry is developing cutting-edge technology at a cost that allows the company to remain competitive. Companies must generate new products – products that customers want or need – but they must also be mindful of the costs of developing those products.
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