ESPIONAGE, LEAKS AND BREACHES ERODE REPUTATION AND MARKET SHARE
Corporate espionage, security leak, and information breach are all terms that will send a shiver through your executive team and boardroom. Pending patent details, research and development information, contract negotiations, investment strategies, merger and acquisition interests, security protocols, employee and client data, and other sensitive information that is critical to your operation are all highly prized commodities. Maintaining the integrity and security of this information is integral to protecting your reputation and your market share. Recovering from a leak, a breach or sabotage is an onerous, costly task that is not always successful. Prevention is the key element in avoiding the resultant need for damage containment and control, potential litigation and liability, and possible sanctions for running afoul of legislative requirements and responsibilities.
PREVENTING INTERNAL SECURITY AND INFORMATION BREACHES
Prevention requires vigilance, due diligence, and a corporate commitment to the ongoing supply of adequate and current security and IT resources. A holistic approach that considers elements of human behavior, motivation and error in conjunction with physical design, opportunities for access, and document/information control offers the greatest potential for successful preventative measures.
In addition to regular integrity testing your prevention program will likely include:
Rigorous IT standards, controls, and protocols
Information Rights Management (IRM) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools
Hardware and software update and maintenance plans
Physical security and access controls
Employee training and professional development