In early 2015, business owners in Victorville and all across the High Desert were surprised to learn about a major cyber security breach at Victor Valley College (VVC). According to a news report filed by Brooke Self of the Hesperia Star, the incident moved officials at the college to place the entire IT department on administrative leave while campus police and outside investigators looked into the breach.
What High Desert Businesses Can Learn From This Breach
First of all, business owners in Hesperia got a wake-up call in terms of cyber security. Major data breaches are usually associated with Silicon Valley and Southern California, not the with High Desert. Second, the decision by VVC officials to put the entire IT staff on administrative leave indicated that an internal issue may have been detected.
The Importance of Hesperia Cyber Security Management
Cyber security has to become the most important aspect of modern networking solutions. Business owners in Hesperia must realize that they are not isolated from cybercrime, which is no longer limited to the nefarious work of outside hackers. The VVC incident is an uncomfortable reminder that cybercrime is increasingly becoming an internal issue in many companies.
It is unreasonable for Hesperia business owners to believe that an internal hacking incident will never happen in their companies. With the advent of personal computing at the mobile level, employees are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, which means that they could easily breach a poorly-protected business network.