Sensitive Information: How is your business handling it?

Security and data breaches are ever present to companies no matter what the size. A few questions to ask yourself about your business and it’s sensitive information.

  1. What sensitive data does your business manage and where due you keep/store these records?
  2. Is it easy for these records to be duplicated?
  3. Are your records encrypted? 
  4. What is your privacy policy on sensitive data/records? 
  5. Is the privacy policy clearly communicated to employees and reviewed on a regular basis?
  6. A’s hire A+. If an employee is to has access to sensitive information, what is to prevent them from sharing it?
  7. What type of IT services do you need to protect your records? 
  8. Are passwords and software updated regularly on all computers? 
  9. When an employee leaves what procedures are in place to retrieve records, shut down access to computers and networks? 
  10. Shred it don’t leave it laying around, what policies has your company put in place to regarding data destruction?