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Data Security - Top 10 Best Practices

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Security Best Practices

Security Best PracticesThere are best practices that CIOs need to implement in order to protect a businesses' data:

  1. Understand who is accessing data via frequent auditing and real-time monitoring of data access
  2. Keep current records on data access permissions
  3. Classify data by sensitivity 
  4. Minimize and remove global access rights
  5. Identify data owners and users 
  6. Include data access reviews when individuals are transferred, promoted, or terminated 
  7. Align groups to data ownership and management
  8. Audit permissions and group changes 
  9. Lock down, delete or archive stale, unused data 
  10. Clean up security groupings

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ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security

ISO 28000:2007 is necessary for support of an organization implementing and managing a Supply Chain Security Management System (SCSMS)

Supply Chain AuditWith companies that have a high reliance on just-in-time delivery, aging infrastructure and increased natural and human-made threats. As a result Supply Chain Security has become a very important item for them, especially when viewed in relation with Business Continuity Management, Risk Management and Security Management.

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Safety Liability for WFH employees

Safety ProgramSafety Program defined for WFH

Janco's Safety Program HandiGuide delivers a comprehensive solution for safety compliance, combining its knowledge of the broad spectrum of risks, mandated compliance requirements and the drive to continuously improvement the safety culture across the entire workplace.

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Cost of Cloud Outage

Cost of Cloud Outage

Cost of Cloud OutageCost of outage is very expensive.  If a business has 50,000 customers and just 10% reach out to complain, that's 5,000 complaints to address. That is a significant loss time and energy that could have been spent acquiring new customers and growing the business.

Those unhappy customers are also likely to share their less-than-positive experiences with friends and family, in person or through social media, and might move on to do business with competitors.

Experts estimate that the cost of losing critical applications is more than $5,000 per minute. Nearly 20% of the surveyed companies indicated losses of between $50,000 to over $5,000,000 after losing critical applications and/or data.

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Unseasoned remote workers put companies at risk

IT Mobility Policy Bundle can help  companies stay safe as more employees work from home

Remote Workers PoliciesAllowing remote employees to connect to and access critical infrastructure without having proper authorization, authentication and accountability in place significantly increases the risk of cybercriminals misusing that access. The current cybersecurity skills shortage coupled with small cybersecurity budgets and the security challenges brought forward by remote employees can spell disaster for SMBs.

It is one thing to say that workers will work remotely and access sensitive and confidential information via the internet.  It is quite another to be able to assure executive management that critically sensitive information is protected and compliance mandates are met.

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Video Conferencing US Govermement Mandates - FEDRAMP

FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) mission is to promote the adoption of secure cloud services across the Federal Agencies

IT Infrastrutrue Policies - FEDRAMP compliantIn doing business with the US Federal goverment suppliers of cloud based servvice need to comply with FEDRAMP. The FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) mission is to promote the adoption of secure cloud services across the Federal Government by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment.

In support of this the  US National Security Agency (NSA) published a questions to ask before using one of today's popular video conferencing, text chatting, and collaboration tools.  The 8 point list includes:

  1. Does the service implement end-to-end (E2E) encryption?
  2. Does the E2E encryption use strong, well-known, testable encryption standards?
  3. Is multi-factor authentication (MFA) available?
  4. Can users see and control who connects to collaboration sessions?
  5. Does the tool's vendor share data with third parties or affiliates?
  6. Do users have the ability to securely delete data from the service and its repositories as needed (both on client and server side)?
  7. Is the tool's source code public (e.g. open source)?
  8. Is the service FedRAMP approved for official US government use?

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Omni Commerce new e-commerce paradigm

Omni CommerceEnterprises are now moving towards the new e-commerce paradigm

SmartPhones and tablets are changing the way the way people and business browse the Internet, shop, provide service and communicate with suppliers, customers and associates.

CIOs need to have the right foundation. Leadership begins with having a strategy in place that works and then having the right people in place to create and implement the,.

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Social Neworking Policy is missing in many companies

Electronic forms make implementing a Social Networking Policy easier

Social NetworkingIn a recent survey Facebook had over 3.5 billion active users, 90% of which are outside of the United States.  The scope of the user base with the large numbers outside of the US create significant exposure to enterprises and companies of all sizes and types.

A social netwoking policy along with rules for how employees an associates of firms interact with the Internet is now a core requirement.

There are several such templates for a Social Networking Policies.  One of the best, as reported by the American Productivity Society is the one published by Janco Associates.

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Chief Data Officer career path defined

Chief Data Officer more than a data expert, but also a seasoned enterprise manager

 The role is transformational, the CDO is responsible for the adoption of data technologies across the entire business. As with most senior executive titles, the responsibilities are set by the organization's board of directors or other authority, depending on the organization's legal structure. The CDO is responsible for user data experiences across the entire enterprise and its operations.

Chief Data Officer demand

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Security Management Team Job Descriptions

Information Security Management Team Job Descriptions

#computersecurityWho are the players and what roles do they exert?  We have reviewed management structure of over 100 world class security management teams and have identified the key players in those organization. Follow #computersecurity

Job descriptions included in the Security Management Team bundle are:

  • Chief Compliance Officer (CCO);
  • Chief Digital Officer;
  • Chief Mobility Officer;
  • Chief Security Officer (CSO);
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO);
  • Data Security Administrator;
  • Database Administrator;
  • Director e-Commerce;
  • Identity Management Protection Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Manager Data Security;
  • Manager Facilities and Equipment;
  • Manager Network & Computing
  • Manager Network Services
  • Manager Security and Workstations
  • Manager Training and Documentation
  • Manager Voice and Data Communication
  • Manager Wireless Systems
  • Network Security Analyst
  • System Administrator - Linux
  • System Administrator - Unix
  • System Administrator - Windows
  • VP Strategy and Architecture
  • Wi-Fi Administrator

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