Risk perspectives - The dangers facing data

The risks facing owners of computer equipment are twofold: the threat of theft of what are high-value, relatively anonymous items; and the possibility of malicious interference with systems and data.

Any initial risk assessment should focus on how loss or damage to computers could affect the business; the cost and time involved replacing equipment; and the most vulnerable areas of a client's premises.

Thereafter, certain general precautions are essential: keep a register of all computer assets

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