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Computers Weekly :: Yovko Lambrev, IBM Bulgaria – The Organized Cyber Crime Is a Real Threat to the Bulgarian Companies, Too

Publication: Computers weekly
Date: 30.04.2006
Headline: Yovko Lambrev, IBM Bulgaria: The Organized Cyber Crime Is a Real Threat to the Bulgarian Companies, Too
Interviewer: Heliana Velinova

Would you please tell the readers of Computers weekly more about your job as a security and information protection consultant at IBM?
Security is only one of the directions on which the experts from IBM Global Services (IGS) focus their efforts. IGS is the consultancy division of IBM which deals with the services and the implementation of complete complex solutions, including software, hardware and services connected both with the implementation itself and the evaluation of the necessity of the specific solution, analysis of its impact on the business, changes in the organization processes, and others. As one of the IT architects in IGS, my activity is the sector of the security services and consultancy, infrastructure solutions and open source software. Part of my job is to change the mentality regarding the security among the business representatives in Bulgaria. Help them realize that the care for the security should be looked at as a constant process, that they should think the information security globally. It does not make sense if the companies buy a system for thousands of dollars for physical control over the access to the premises and, at the same time, not to possess a platform for access management through the network and the consumers’ roles.

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