Losing data can be tremendously devastating to a company. It could compromise security, information, and jobs. Today, we will look at twelve actions that a company can take to mitigate the risks of a data breach. These twelve steps, performing a risk analysis, asset identification, and classification, attention to detail, encryption, social networking, compliance, management of personnel, least privilege, solution diversity, tracking mobile devices, data destruction, and testing are essential to helping a company’s security program.
1) Perform a risk analysis
An information security risk assessment is the process of identifying vulnerabilities, threats, and risks associated with organizational assets and the controls that can mitigate these threats. Risk managers and organizational decision makers use risk assessments to determine which risks to mitigate using controls and which to accept or transfer.
2) Asset identification and classification
3) Attention to detail
5) Social networking
6) Comply with regulations and standards
7) Manage Personnel
8) Least privilege
9) Solution Diversity
10) Track mobile devices
11) Destroy old documents, data, and hardware
12) Test the system