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A newbie’s view on IT Security

By December 13, 2011January 8th, 2019No Comments

After completing a Geography Degree at the University of Manchester, I would not have imagined I would be working in IT Security PR. To be honest I wasn’t really sure what IT Security involved, I believed I would never understand it. To me it was bulky, dull and grey.  It was something I took for granted, hoping that my bank and the Antivirus on my computer would keep me protected, not sure from who or what, but that was something for the professionals to understand. I would never understand what IT Security is, so I shouldn’t worry about it.

Now after six months working at Eskenzi, I am more than clued up on IT Security. And I never thought I would say it, but IT Security is slick, savvy, interesting and contemporary.

Being at Eskenzi I have learnt about who and what the threat is and how to protect myself. I now know the lingo. Words which before I would see pop up on my computer, and just click download I now understand what they mean and what I’m downloading and how I’m being protected. Now I know who and what the threat is I am aware of how to protect myself from these threats, before I was walking around with my head in the clouds.

IT Security is in the forefront of the news everyday and there is always something new and exciting popping up. Our news feeds at Eskenzi, which we send out in the morning and afternoon, say just that. They are constantly crammed with the most up to date news of that day; it’s hard to choose which are most relevant, because all of them are. IT Security is relevant to everyone; it has a huge impact on our everyday lives. You can’t pick up a newspaper without a headline being about Hackers, Data Breaches, Malware Attacks and Cyber Security. For me, best of all I can talk to people about what is going on in the news, talk about IT Security and sound smart and clued up, they look interested and surprised.

IT Security news is every day, diverse, bright and fascinating. Not only reading about IT Security but also writing about IT Security is interesting. I have had the chance to write an article for a client on a survey they conducted on online Christmas shopping and the risks which people are at when shopping online. It was interesting, contemporary and relevant to today’s news. Working in Fashion PR was something which I was interested in before going to University. I thought that writing about a pair of shoes would have been great, and I probably could have said a lot about it, but how much can you really write about a pair of shoes? Let’s be honest, after a while it’s going to get a bit boring, and if I sparked a conversation up with someone about a pair of shoes, I’m sure they would swiftly disappear. However talking about IT Security is much more gripping, and I know that people would rather hear about that than another pair of shoes.