Three wise tips

There’s more to data breaches than lost or stolen paperwork; information can be taken from computers, laptops and USB sticks. However, it’s estimated 80 percent of data breaches still stem from human error. Three wise holiday tips

Follow these three simple steps to ensure your company data is managed and disposed of securely this holiday season:

  1. Regularly review data protection policies to ensure they are up to date and compliant with current legislation.
  2. Implement a “shred all” policy to eliminate the risk of human error. This means staff won’t be confused about what qualifies as confidential information.
  3. Make sure all members of staff, whether temporary or permanent, understand what is expected of them to reduce the risk of breaches and ensure the consequences of not protecting sensitive data are fully understood.