First, a database at Epsilon, which manages email databases for leading brands, was breached, releasing names and email addresses of millions of consumers. And in Texas, unencrypted personal records of 3.5 million residents were exposed for more than a year after they were copied onto a server accessible by the public over the web.
Imagine having to explain those mix-ups to your stakeholders!
The best way to avoid a fate endured by the likes of Epsilon and the State of Texas is to first recognize the many potential pitfalls of information security. Just think about all the guarded information you need to run your business – customer data, employee information, sales contacts, competitive intelligence. The list goes on.
No matter the size of your company, a data breach can have far-reaching implications, including loss of time, money, productivity and client confidence.
But with the right processes and controls in place you can avoid pitfalls that are making headlines.
Be sure to get help. Our upcoming ISO 27001:2005 courses are a great way to bring some security to your vital information.
Categorised in: ISO 27000
This post was written by Roy D'Ardenne