With the New Zealand Institute of Directors naming cyber security as one of the “five things directors can’t ignore in 2020,” you’d expect most security and IT leaders to be having ongoing robust discussions with board members around their organisation’s security posture.
When it comes to online security, people are the new perimeter. In the past businesses would often rely on technology and processes to protect their confidential information; firewalls and security gateways were the heart of most organisations’ security infrastructure. But with human error causing around 90% of data breaches it’s easy to imagine how many incidents could be avoided by empowering end users to practice good cyber habits when at work.
Improving the security of your data need not be as complicated as you might think. Even by making just a few simple changes to the way your business stores and uses its data, you’ll go a long way in ensuring it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
In any crisis, having a plan in place that addresses the ‘who, what, when, where, and why’ is essential – particularly in the event of a security breach..
All too often we see examples of large scale data breaches making news headlines… and all too often those breaches are a direct result of unsecure web-applications.