Author: Joe Martin, Date: 2016-06-23
Things to consider in regards to your company’s security.
Regardless of the size of the business, security procedures are a priority in an effort for business to operate smoothly. Thankfully, we’re going to cover things that should be considered in regards to businesses matters and the security measures it has established (or needs to establish). With this being said, here’s a look at things that should be considered for a company’s security.
Why Security Is Important
With major data breaches becoming everyday news, it keeps businesses on their toes to make sure every aspect of their business is secure. Sitting at over 650%, data theft has only grown in the past three years (and shows no signs of stopping). So given what’s at stake in terms of a data breach, here’s some excellent steps to pursue for keeping information private:
- Prioritize Important Information – If a business handles sensitive information, it’s incredibly important that security efforts are established to keep the information private. To begin, categorize the most important information that needs to be protected to the least important. For example, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, personal ID numbers, and account numbers all need to be protected with utmost importance. The next would be customer correspondence, financial releases, contracts, and other unstructured information.
- Perform Risk Assessment & Information Flows – In order for a business to survive, it needs to understand its workflow and see how its information flows throughout the organization. Although understanding how confidential information is handled can be an excellent exercise, figuring where a potential data breach/leak can happen deserves more attention.
- Determine Info-Distribution Policies, Usage & Access – Based on the information a business works with, one will need to create distribution policies to handle to said confidential materials. By governing who can receive, use or access certain content and when, it allows enforcement actions if the policies are violated.
- Create An Enforcement/Monitoring System – Creating an enforcement/monitoring system is necessary for protecting confidential information. Much like an airport has security checkpoints, a enforcement/monitoring system is needed to prevent and identify threats from passing certain control areas.
Considering the information above, there’s plenty of ways to keep a business out of the news when it comes to a data breach. Thankfully, Compunet InfoTech is the trusted choice when it comes to staying ahead of the latest information technology tips, tricks, and news. Contact us at (604) 986-8170 or send us an email at email@example.com for more information.