The two best assets of any business, people and data are where most risk lurks. 80% of corporate data is unstructured, created by people, in many formats, sent internally and externally to third parties, clients, partners, suppliers, consumers, and copied, forwarded, deleted, retained, classified and tracked - often illegally.
It is not surprising that IT Security and Legal, although worlds apart historically, are having to become close. We offer some pointers on how to mitigate people and data security risks.
Bridging the Gap: Are Your Employees Inadvertently Adding Holes in Your Security?
In the dynamic intersection of legal compliance and IT security, the role of employees becomes paramount. As organisations navigate the complex landscape of safeguarding data, it's essential to assess whether inadvertent actions are unintentionally poking holes in Corporate security measures.
Striking the Balance: Legal Compliance meets IT Security
Ensuring compliance with regulations is non-negotiable, but it's equally crucial to align legal mandates with robust IT security practices. Employee actions, often well-intentioned but uninformed, can create vulnerabilities. Bridging the gap between compliance requirements and the practicalities of safeguarding digital assets is precisely what DRE's expertise and solutions are about.
As organisations navigate the complex landscape of safeguarding data, it's essential to assess whether inadvertent actions are unintentionally poking holes in corporate security measures
The Unseen Risks: A Call to Action
From sharing sensitive information without encryption to overlooking security protocols, employees can unintentionally compromise the very standards organisations strive to uphold. At DRE, we are pleased to help our Corporate clients shine a light on these potential gaps and take proactive measures.
Holistic Training: Empowering Employees for Dual Success
A workforce educated on the legal implications of data handling is better equipped to contribute to a robust security posture. In a digital world, knowledgeable human interaction with a good sprinkling of emotional intelligence can be the difference between a major data breach and alerting a problem that can be dealt with swiftly.
Strategic Collaboration: IT and Legal Working Hand in Hand
Forge a seamless collaboration between your IT Security and Legal teams. Establishing clear communication channels ensures that legal mandates are translated into practical security and IT protocols. DRE is happy to report a proven track record of helping our clients shortcut boring training to create a working solution that hits the truth of a problem fast so that the best brains in the business can resolve issues effectively, whilst enjoying collaborative creative licence to support Business strategy, informing Boards as they go.
A United Front: Navigating the Future of Security and Compliance
In a landscape where data breaches can have far-reaching consequences, a united front of Legal and IT professionals is essential. Legal, Compliance and IT, working together as interwoven elements of a comprehensive strategy is a winner.