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Security issues threaten understaffed IT departments

Companies are learning to do more with less in all areas, and that includes IT. But a recent study warns businesses about the security dangers that crop up when departments are understaffed.

According to a survey by security software developer Symantec, half of IT managers say they don’t have enough workers. Also, 18% said that their departments were extremely understaffed.

For IT, the issue goes beyond morale and burnout. The big problem: Routine data security policies might be neglected as IT employees juggle the increased work on their plates.

That doesn’t mean IT should be exempt from cutbacks, but it shows why it’s important for HR and other decision makers to work closely with the IT director when making staffing decisions that could affect the company’s security.

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