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Data security breaches in your organization- ways to deal with it.

March 13, 2017
Many believe that security breaches usually happen due to the external factors, but this is partly true. Most of the times, security breaches are caused due to the internal factors of an organization. Negligent employees, compromised data system, extremely easy-going authority, etc., are some of the internal factors that lead to security breaches. These have to be dealt immediately, else, these breaches become risks, and the risks become threats. And, a security threat has the ability to shake an organization, at its granular level.

Security Risk Management programs, when conducted regularly, will help out an organization in spotting these breaches in earlier stages, and addressing them with necessary actions.

When it comes to security, trust is the most important factor. And, this factor is something that cannot be found everywhere. Thus, you as an employer or risk manager should avoid sharing all details pertaining to your organization, with every employee of yours. You should consider creating a trusted group of employees, preferably the experienced ones, and only this group should have access to all the personal data that is related to your company. When you have this group made, there is another advantage too; when there is any breach in spite of this strict measure, tracing the culprits will be a lot easy, as there will be very fewer people who need to be investigated.

Security codes and your computer passwords have to be changed regularly. If you are having same passwords for a long time, decoding and accessing the data become easy for the culprits. Your ex-employees should never, ever have access to your data system, after they leave. Consider changing the login, as soon as they leave; this will prevent the security breaches externally. Today, data security has become more important than anything; unfortunately, protecting it has also become quite a job.

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