INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Friday is here again, and we are back with another edition of Privacy Notes.
Information is one of an organisation’s most important asset, so it makes sense that you prioritise safeguarding and protecting it. Information security is the practice of preventing unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, recording or destruction of sensitive data. The information processed by a company has such a great value that no company can afford to ignore its information security management systems.
Some valuable assets companies hold to a high esteem includes customers Personal Data, credit card information, company’s financial records, employees Personal Data, and patent application. Because companies now use technology to collect, store, and share essential information, there is a significant threat of that information being accessed, disrupted, modified, corrupted, or destroyed illegally by malicious and unauthorized actors. This is where information security comes in; it comprises the measures that companies put in place to stop the threats meted against their valued information.
Every year, Information Security becomes more and more important to organisations across all industries. It has become clear that it is a topic that no longer borders around the IT department. It is important that every employee is aware of the best Information Security practices and how to protect themselves and their organisations against the threat of hackers. The number one security weakness in any organisation is that staff are unaware and are still oblivious and unprotected against the most common security threats. These threats are employees’ responsibilities in terms of:
- Protecting information they create, use, and have access to
- What they can and cannot do
- Levels of acceptable e-mail and Internet use
- Levels of acceptable non-business use of IT systems
- Securing confidential information
- Installation or use of unauthorized software
All employees should become familiar with and understand their responsibilities when carrying out business activities to prevent any information security failures from occuring.
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