Big doors swing on little hinges. – W. Clement Stone

Building IT security is like protecting a home. Locking the front door alone would not achieve the objective; you have to consider other entries a stranger may use to intrude into your environment.

Because IT jargons can be foreign and intimidating, it is common to come across self-professed experts or business solution providers who boast a magic bullet. “Buy this one product, and enjoy total security coverage, forever!” The truth is less neat. IT security requires a multiple-door approach. Yes, you may have considered the blatant aspects of IT security like password protection or antivirus, but there are many other ways for the malicious to access your privileged information. Protecting a home demands total consideration of all entry points and it would be foolish to lock the front door with top-notch technology but leave the back door unsecured and opened.

It would be foolish to lock your front door with top-notch technology but leave the back door unsecured and opened.

At Computer Guys, we balance between the fine line of keeping IT simple and following through our promise to fully serve our clients. To this end, conversations revolving around what defines “real IT needs” vary between clients. Depending on the scale and nature of your business and the behaviour of your users, we regularly give recommendations on aspects of your internal network, servers, workstations, backups, fail-overs and applications. We base our work on two pillars: how full a protective cover your business will benefit from, and what blind spots you haven’t considered that you need to know. And the wonderful news is: we are so confident in our expertise, we do not believe in holding clients hostage. Our recommendations will benefit your business regardless of whether you eventually decide to work with us.

The wonderful thing is our recommendations will benefit your business regardless of whether you eventually decide to work with us.

Singapore holds a unique contradiction of an IT-hungry consumer base and an IT-expertise starved landscape within businesses, and this knowledge gap all too often attracts profit-hungry ware-mongers who insist that only a specific model, brand, hardware or software can solve your problem or minimise risk. But there is no such thing as a single silver bullet that can secure your IT environment. It is only with relevantly comprehensive coverage that you will protect your entire business environment.

It is only with relevantly comprehensive coverage that you will protect your entire business environment.

What about Armageddon? You may ask, what of 100% protection, 100% of the time? It will hardly be surprising to hear that with constantly evolving threats and access points, your business IT environment can never be 100% secure all the time. Up-keeping holistic and comprehensive protection demands an ever continuous dance between the Science and Art of security in all its aspects. Just like how your business will evolve and grow, the ideal way to protect your entire IT environment will also scale up and down according with your real needs.

Up-keeping holistic and comprehensive protection demands an ever continuous dance between the Science and Art of security in all its aspects.