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Thursday, February 18, 2016

I-Sight: Top 20 Tips for Preventing Data Theft

  1. Beware of personal devices.
“Make sure that you have policies and technology to address the risk of people bringing personal devices to work,” says Joseph Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial. “All access to the Internet from such devices – or from devices brought by visitors to your office – should be done via a separate network than is used for company computers. Many routers come equipped with such a capability. Personal devices can be infected with malware that can steal data if the devices are connected to corporate networks.”
  1. Implement social media policies.
“Create, and enforce with technology, appropriate social media policies. Don’t pretend that policies alone will ensure that employees don’t make inappropriate social media posts – you need technology to help with this task as people make mistakes – and they can be costly to your business. Many breaches start with criminals crafting spear phishing emails based on overshared information on social media,” says Steinberg.

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