Sometimes the key to data security is an old-fashioned lock. Here’s some advice on protecting your customers and employees by securing sensitive data. One important tip: Lock it — Protect the information that you keep.
- Lock, stock — or peril. Computer defenses can be critical, but when it comes to protecting personal information, don’t forget “old school” physical security, too.
Discourage light-fingered passersby by making sure every employee has a secure drawer or locker.
Centralize sensitive paperwork and limit access to employees with a legitimate business need.
Remind them not to leave documents out when they step away from their desks.
Shipping data offsite? Consider encrypting it and using a mailing method that will allow you to track the package en route. (more…)