The internet constitutes an integral tool for conducting business today. As organisations evaluate implementation of some technologies for information security benefits, they need to be aware of not making simple mistakes that can irreversibly affect the running of their business.
The security landscape is constantly changing, so the threats businesses face today are different from the threats a year ago – or even six months ago.
There have been significant changes to the threat landscape in 2010, including an increase in volume and sophistication of threat activity, continued growth of social networking sites, and a change in hackers’ attack tactics.
Most common security and data protection mistakes that organisations of all sizes make are:
- Lack of proper security software and policies
- Not scheduling a regular data back-up
- Not having a disaster preparedness plan
- Failing for social media scams
- Not buying real software
Therefore, it is extremely important that organisations recognise these common slip-ups, they need to know what steps they would need to take to ensure their company doesn’t fall victim to data loss.
Don’t fall victim to data loss and start implementing business continuity plan today!
Our Business Continuity Management and BS25999: Protect your business from natural and man-made disasters white paper includes all important information every director, executive or manager should know.
Below is an excerpt from the paper:
“When disaster strikes, it’s time to implement business continuity plans. Data loss can be critical to organisation’s business activities.
We are living in extremely dangerous and disruptive times, making us more prone to external threats than ever before. Economic instability, terrorist attacks, hacker activities and natural disasters are the biggest factors that could cause critical damage to a company. Anyone, who has watched the impact of, for instance, cyclones in India, or floods in Pakistan in recent years, will recognise that directors must plan for their organisation to overcome natural disasters. Poor business continuity infrastructure is another key element that affects most companies in India. Some foreign organisations, for instance, have decided to outsource only a certain portion of their business processes in India, which leads to some Indian firms losing business.
BS25999 business continuity management has been helping organisations cope for the last five years. This standard is often described as a business-critical activity – but conversation on the subject is often confused by the parallel concept of disaster recovery management and the recent arrival of three different business continuity related standards hasn’t improved understanding. So, what exactly is business continuity management, and how do all the standards relate to one another?”
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