It may mean one thing on TV, but to savvy business executives, “CSI” should stand for Carefully Secure Information. Every company has an obligation to its customers, affiliates, and employees to safeguard sensitive data. One step of the process is to “Take Stock” — conduct a CSI-style “forensic audit” of your information practices.
Effective data security starts with assessing what information you have and identifying who has access to it. Understanding how personal information moves into, through, and out of your business and who has — or could have — access to it is essential to assessing security vulnerabilities. Whether you’re a industry giant or a lean-and-mean one-person shop, here are some tips on conducting your own “CSI” investigation:
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