With rapidly changing technology and more sophisticated hacking methods
in use, information security threats to your business are a constant reality.
Recent news reports surrounding cyberattacks confirm that businesses across
the globe can easily be affected. This continuous change and potential
for risk makes it imperative that organizations prepare a plan to protect
employee and client information. In the July issue of
Capital at Play, senior partner and certified IAPP attorney
Allan Tarleton discusses eight ways to safeguard your organization.
Steps your company can take include evaluating your data inventory and
storage methods, implementing or updating a data security policy and assessing
what sensitive information is available to employees remotely. Tarleton
also advises gauging your company’s physical security to provide
an even broader scope of protection to your business and its physical
and digital assets and information. An additional precaution to take is
to perform a security audit on firewalls, email security, backup and disaster
recovery, laptop encryption and other security areas. This will help you
determine any areas that need improvement.
For additional details on each step be sure to read the full
Capital at Play article. With these measures in place your company will be prepared in the event
of a data breach. Determining the best security options within your organization
and investing time and resources into a data security plan is well worth
the effort. Fill out our
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privacy and information security.