Elias Sare, DPRMS Managing Director, spoke to the Swedish Scania about Data Security in a paper published on the 26th June.
In said interview Elias explains his belief that any organisation has the right to keep their confidential information, documents and intellectual property entirely private and internal.
He thinks that an excellent way for organisations to gain better levels of data security is for them to first be educated on the various ways that a data breach could occur.
As a comparison he highlights the ‘clean hands’ policies used by hospitals to minimise infection. It would be impossible for hospitals to implement this safety procedure if they at first did not understand how bacteria and germs spread and the damage that they can cause.
Without public understanding programs and a continued effort towards raising awareness of germs and bacteria, these policies would be harder to implement – data security works in exactly the same way.
If you don’t know what the problem really is or how it occurred, how can you even begin to address it?
Whatever information it is that you want to protect; intellectual property, client data, trade secrets etc there is truly excellent technology out there available to you via organisations like DPRMS. Organisations such as these are there to help you gain knowledge and understanding of the key aspects relating to data security and how to avoid falling prey to a data breach.
It’s easy for one to just bury their head in the sand and pretend it won’t happen to them, but the truth is that anyone could fall victim. Let’s look at some numbers that back this up.
74% of small business reported a security breach in 2015 according to an ISTR report.
Breach Level Index reports that in the first half of 2016 536,707,221 records were reported lost. Of these 58.33% were caused by a malicious external attacks and 37.56% by internal breaches, comprising mainly of accidental loss and malicious internal attacks, as well as a figure of 4.11% of ‘other’ breaches.
This shows that when it comes to being a victim of a data breach, unless you take appropriate action, it is not a case of IF but WHEN.
It’s never too late to start taking proper precautions to protect your data security!
So make sure that you don’t leave your personal information at risk for a single moment longer; visit www.dprms.com today to protect yourself and protect your data!