5 Questions Executives Should Be Asking Their Security Teams

5 Questions Executives Should Be Asking Their Security Teams

Microsoft has released a new e-book to help enterprises to get the insight they need to make a

Published By - WisdomPlexus

Data security isn’t just about data security.

Data breaches are more than a security problem. A significant attack can shake your customer base, partner relations, executive staff, profits, and revenue. Historic data breaches have cost executives their jobs, resulted in major revenue losses and damaged brand reputations.

According to Risk Based Security’s recent Data Breach QuickView report, 2016 broke the previous all-time high for the number of records exposed from reported data breaches.  The 4,149 data breaches reported during 2016 exposed over 4.2 billion records.

With 102 countries reporting at least one data breach in 2016, Risk Based Security’s research suggests that no industry, organisation size or geographic location, is immune to a data breach. The total number of reported breaches tracked by Risk Based Security has exceeded 23,700, exposing over 9.2 billion records.

With all this in mind, in this world where data breaches have become commonplace, what steps can be taken to minimise damage?

To eliminate rogue clouds, security teams should talk with their CTOs about which organizationally sanctioned cloud service is recommended. From there, other members of leadership can weigh in on which solution will be most useful to their employees and business partners. Talk with security teams about implementing organizationally
supported cloud solutions. Enterprise-level solutions, like Microsoft OneDrive for Business, enable employees to save, share, and collaborate on documents without compromising data security.

Microsoft has released a new e-book to help enterprises to get the insight they need to make a cybersecurity checklist and minimise risk by asking these five key questions:

  • Do you feel limited by budget or number of employees?
  • How often do you see unsanctioned cloud services in use?
  • Are you protecting yourself against insider threats?
  • Do you have a cyber security task force in place?
  • Is your “bring your own device” policy secure?

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