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Tackling Information Security in the Age of Social and BYOD

Your employees are your best defense and your weakest link

Posted by Dawn Lomer on October 10th, 2012

Even the best information security policy isn’t guaranteed to protect you from a lawsuit, but you can lower your risks by increasing awareness of what can go wrong and taking steps to prevent problems before they happen. Recognizing that employees are your first line of defense, it makes sense to ensure your employee handbook contains up-to-date information on all things IT, including social media use and BYOD policies.

I got a chance to interview Raj Goel, corporate security expert and author, at ASIS 2012. He identified some of the biggest threats to information security and shared some of his top tips for keeping your company network secure.

“Invest in your people,” he said. “People are your biggest asset and your biggest threat.”

Goel listed the following as the most important information security tips for employers:

  1. Have good information security policies.
  2. Invest in training for all employees.
  3. Get a proper security assessment done. Know your threats and risks.
  4. Trust your people and enable them to give you early warning.

To hear the rest of Raj Goel’s advice for employers dealing with social media, BYOD and information security policies, click the play button on the media player below:

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/isightsoftware/rajgoelpodcast[/soundcloud]


Dawn Lomer
Dawn Lomer

Manager of Communications

Dawn Lomer is the Manager of Communications at i-Sight Software and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She writes about topics related to workplace investigations, ethics and compliance, data security and e-discovery, and hosts i-Sight webinars.

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