Data Security is Everyone’s Problem

Headlines like this annoy me. If a problem is owned by everyone, then no-one does anything about it. Instead, tell everyone which part of the ‘big’ problem they individually own and give them the education, tools, and support to deal with it…:

[…] Our research from February 2020 showed that although 96 percent of the senior enterprise leaders surveyed have a data sanitization policy in place, 31 percent have yet to communicate it across the business. It’s encouraging to see that so many enterprises understand the importance of a data sanitization policy.

However, the disparity between what is being implemented at a management and IT level, and what is actually being carried out by employees is a threat to data security. Given the current pandemic where teams are more spread than ever, not enough is being done to communicate data protection policies.

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