by Herb Brychta, PSP, CISSP – AE Works Manager, Security Risk Management
How much information about you can strangers freely access? How much access do you grant social networks to your personal information? And do you have a contingency plan in place if a breach happens?
Data Privacy Day (January 28th) encourages you to look at these details, ask these types of questions and to look after and protect your privacy. Answering these questions is relevant to safeguard both your business and personal info.
Data breaches have affected some big organizations – Target, Home Depot, Ebay, the Office of Personnel Management, just to name a few. There is already a robust set of examples for data breach settlements. This might be an eye-opening summary. A google search will quickly reveal more breaches.
It’s a safe assumption that your organization has at least as much vulnerability as the above-mentioned organizations. Without the resources of the federal government or a billion-dollar company, how do you secure your data? Here are some things to consider and actions to take to help you safeguard your information:
And for consumers, you can look at the flip side of these recommendations and improve your own personal circumstances.
For more information on AE Works’ Security Risk Management services and to see how we can help assess your facility vulnerabilities and protect what’s important: https://ae-works.com/what/security-risk-management/
Interested in learning more about how a threat and vulnerability assessments of your facilities can benefit your organization? Our team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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