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nCircle Releases “Just Turn it Off” eBook

nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management, today announced the release of a new eBook entitled “JUST TURN IT OFF.” The book identifies twelve network security vulnerabilities that are both easy to manage and that present considerable risk to network security if left unaddressed. Each chapter identifies a vulnerability that can be addressed by doing exactly as the book’s title suggests – just turning it off.

Today, businesses of all types are faced with the strong possibility of a security breach. Every network – no matter how large or small – is ripe for attack. It doesn’t matter if you’re a multi-billion dollar financial services company in London, or a small accounting firm in Tulsa; the threat environment is the same. Attackers look at all points of entry to try and get in, whether by exploiting systems, social engineering or by riding in on infected mass storage devices.

According to a recent survey by Symantec and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), 66% of small businesses are not concerned by cyber threats. Yet, in the report for the same survey, Visa claimed that 90% of the data breaches reported to them are from small businesses.

“Smaller businesses have fewer security resources and are particularly vulnerable to cyber attack,” said Lamar Bailey, director of security research and development for nCircle. “Especially as we approach the holiday season, small businesses have their attention focused on maximizing year-end revenue. We asked some of our security researchers to compile a list of the easiest ways to improve network security with this audience in mind. “JUST TURN IT OFF” includes a list of vulnerabilities that present unnecessary security risk and are easily disabled.”

“JUST TURN IT OFF” can be downloaded for free here: http://www.ncircle.com/index.php?s=resources_Just-Turn-It-Off-eBook

About nCircle

nCircle is the leading provider of information risk and security performance management solutions to more than 6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle solutions may be deployed on a customer’s premises, as a cloud-based service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.

nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto. To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.

nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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