Summary: From malware to hackers to corporate cybersecurity and organized crime, information security has a brief but eventful history. Here we discuss the history of information security and how it has evolved throughout the digital age.
With most businesses going digital, more personal information is left vulnerable than ever before. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, was put in place to ensure private data stays private. The law covers national data across the EU and countries that sell to or interact online with EU citizens. That means that while the GDPR is an EU regulation, Canadians are still affected.
What is GDPR?
Back in 2016, the European Union passed a bill to introduce the Global Data Protection Regulation. The purpose of the legislation was to define the legal rights of EU citizens in relation to their data and to enforce regulations on the data controllers and processors who hold that data. The GDPR will be introduced on the 25th May 2018, and will put impose sanctions on businesses that don’t safeguard the data they process.
When your company has sensitive data on hand, it's important that you protect this information with secure document management software. If you don't then you are leaving this information vulnerable to theft, destruction and loss. If you don't know that you are running the type of business that needs secure document management software, however, then you probably won't invest in it. To give you a better idea of whether or not you need secure document management software, let's take a look at five types of companies that usually don't know that they need it.
As the way we use technology evolves, so do the ways in which we protect ourselves. In this regard, data security has grown a great deal. Let's take a look at how the evolution of digital security has shaped the latest trends in this area.
Your company holds a lot of data. Managing it all isn't very easy. You can, however, make this process much easier with a strong data organization system. One of the keys to this is to have a system that is fully up to date with the latest best practices and technologies for data management.
You don't have to be a document management expert to know whether or not your data organization system is outdated. All you need to do is look for the following five signs:
Your company's data influences every element of your operations, from your customer service to your taxes. Due to its importance, you must always strive to protect your company's data. In order to prevent any of your important data from being lost, stolen or destroyed, you will need some data protection in the workplace. Here are some steps you can take to improve your data protection.
When someone's personal data is lost or stolen, major problems ranging from difficulty accessing personal records to identity theft can occur. To help prevent these things from happening, the law places certain data protection responsibilities on companies like yours when you collect personal data from customers and employees. Non-compliance with these data protection responsibilities will cost your company, so it's important that you adhere to them. That being said, here are the most important responsibilities that you need to keep in line with, according to regulations set forth by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:
There are countless data thieves who want to steal your company's data so that they can commit fraud or take your assets. You will always be a target, so you must be proactive about protecting your data. To prevent data theft at your business, you need to invest in information security resources and establish an effective information security policy.
Protecting the privacy and security of health information requires more than a lock and a key. In order to keep your patients' records secured, you must take advantage of the benefits of digital record keeping.