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In this issue, we will discuss the unexpected ways your company can become the victim of a security breach.
The 2013 Information Security Tracker conducted via Ipsos Reid, revealed that 55 per cent of Canadian businesses both large and small mistakenly believe that a loss of data would not impact their business . When it comes to preventing information security breaches and safeguarding your business, one of your business’ greatest enemies is a lack of awareness. The information provided below provides advice on how not to let both the most common and uncommon risks turn your company into a victim of a security breach.
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In today’s on-the-go economy, chances are high that your employees spend as much time out of the office as they do inside it. However, next time an employee stays at a hotel, think twice and don’t let the following story become a reality:
The 2013 Information Security Tracker revealed that 55 per cent of Canadian businesses mistakenly believe that a data breach would not seriously impact their business; however, a data breach can not only lead to potential financial damage – it could create a loss of reputation and diminished trust.
By following a number of information security protocols and policies, you can better arm your company and your staff against taking unexpected risks with sensitive information and prevent the above story from becoming a reality.
It’s important to be aware of all potential information security threats in order to protect your business both inside and outside of the office. Keep in mind the variety of common locations where fraud may occur.
Outside of the office, take precautions when you or your colleagues possess sensitive information while in hotels, restaurants, airports or off site meetings. Ensure that documents are not left in cars or not closely watched while taking public transit.
Along wiyh the rise of external threats, don’t forget that some of the most malicious risks are all around you on a daily basis. Think of the ways vital information is not properly secured in your office: the recycling bin, the photocopier, even your own desk. Have you ever left files unattended over lunch or when you go home at night? Any number of people, from building to cleaning staff has access to the office after hours.
Being more vigilant not only in your office, but also when you’re on-the-go is definitely a start. Below are additional tips on how to prevent your company, your employees and your clients from becoming victims.
When it comes to protecting your organization’s sensitive information, you can never be too careful. In today’s information-driven economy, it’s more crucial than ever to take precautions to ensure confidential data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. By taking proactive steps now, your business can make the right moves in preventing an information security breach down the line.
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