Monday, November 29, 2010
Security Breaches: How Will You Handle The Situation
Today the news media has promoted the hot topic of the day as the security breach and wikileaks. We first learned about this "LEAK" a while back when a low-level private was able to breach security of the national databases due to his security clearance and leak classified information to the questionable site wikileaks, by using a Lady Gaga CD to copy the information. This information was potentially detrimental to US troops and operations abroad.
Today's leaks appear to be less sensitive but have called out many nations and officials and made public information that would otherwise be heresay. This leak has further defaced America in the international community and places America's security in question.
Businesses should learn a strong lession from these leak-events. How's your companies sensitive information? Who has access to it and how are they using this information? It seems to me that your company's information is far more important than to be left in the hands of a low-level employees listening to Lady Gags CDs.
Make it a point to ensure you know who has access and is accessing your information. A little protetctive measures can mean the difference between a reputable company and a discreditied business in the marketplace.
Today's triage note... stop the bleeding of information. Find the source and begin the process of healing it. If there is no source or leak, then use prevention methods to ensure security and company health.