Securing Your Firm's Data By Addressing The Human Element Is More Important Than The Security Technology

Thursday, August 16, 2012 08:52
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Securing Your Firm's Data By Addressing The Human Element Is More Important Than The Security Technology

Tags: privacy; security

Malicious hackers are finding easier ways to penetrate organizations, like social engineering or preying upon employees with poor password discipline. Employees commonly simply don't know how to write strong passwords, how to comply with data protection policies or share data securely.

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Secure technology is one element in keeping your firm's data secure. The other element that's key are people. While this post in PC World says the people you need to worry about are your employees, advisors need to apply some of these ideas to their clients. Teaching clients about how to create a secure password and why your firm insists on using strong passwords is an important start to making your data more secure and protecting your firm from breaches as well as shielding your clients from identitiy theft and fraud,

 

 

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