CEO-Level Guide to Prevent Data Hacking Technologies & Incidents
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The current era, where all data is digital, the threats of fraud, breach and data sprawl are more of a reality than ever.
In these times, organizations not only take a hit because of the breached data and cyber threats, but also are heavily fined under global privacy regulations. These privacy regulations are in place to encourage security operations within organizations to protect their data from malicious intent.
Not only on a monetary level but the damage this does to a company’s reputation can negatively affect the organization’s capacity to continue business with suppliers and clients due to a lack of trust. This leaves uncertainty and a possible collapse within the organization. Shareholders are now demanding that the information security should be dealt with by the upper management and CEOs should be held accountable for the data security measures.
Given all these points, this article will talk about five most important things any CEO should know regarding their organization’s data security.
1. Know the scope of your data inventory
The first step towards security is knowing what kind of data is present within your system. The first step towards this is to create a comprehensive data inventory of the company’s data. The next step is to organize this data into data sets that clearly define content, licenses and sources of data, as well as other information regarding the data.
It is important to remember that outdated softwares and hardware components leave a backdoor threat into your system for hackers just as new additions present unknown vulnerabilities. To curb this risk, the CEO must implement an IT asset management policy that can be used as a guide in future company audits. This makes follow ups with the IT team more to the point and stays away from vague answers.
2. Know the data inventory chain
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June 11, 2021 at 12:32PM