By Gitanjali Maria and Zach Capers
Classifying data simplifies data security efforts and ensures that your employees know what information can be made public and what should stay internal.
However, a recent GetApp survey found that nearly half of all businesses allow employees to access more data than is necessary for their jobs. In fact, 12% of businesses reported that employees have access to all company data.
You may have invested in the most advanced alarm systems and surveillance cameras for your home, but what do you do if a burglar still manages to get in?
Call 911 or lock yourself in the basement? Or do you panic and freeze up? You’ll be better prepared if you have a response plan.
NOTE: This document, while intended to inform our clients about the current data privacy and security challenges experienced by IT companies in the global marketplace, is in no way intended to provide legal advice or to endorse a specific course of action. For advice on your specific situation, consult your legal counsel.
A record $230 million GDPR fine against International Airlines Group—the parent company of British Airways—was announced today by the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The fine stems from the airline’s massive data breach last year, which exposed the records of more than 500,000 customers who made payments through the company’s website and mobile app.
More than 80% of all hacking-related breaches in 2017 were linked to stolen or weak passwords, according to Verizon. Stolen credentials remain the favorite tools for hacking in the current year too. If passwords are your best bet to keep infiltrators at bay, good luck!