Myths about information management
Managing information and data in companies is one of the main concerns of managers and is a topic that has been in vogue in last months. Threats to information security appear more and more in more and more varied forms and it is difficult to manage all the data of the companies in a safe and effective way. In this article, we will demystify 4 generalized ideas about information management that will help you better manage your company’s data!
Myth: data security can no longer be guaranteed
Computer attacks are increasing and there is increasing variety in attack forms. However, it is possible to reformulate information security strategies and change some routines: checking your antivirus regularly, changing passwords frequently and choosing good Cloud services are some tips to ensure greater security of internal information.
Myth: we cannot prevent, just react
The most frequent threat today is called ransonware. In this attack, hackers steal data and request redemption in BitCoins to return them to the company. This attack occurs by sending an email to a company employee who opens it without realizing it is a threat. A malware download is automatically downloaded to the computer. This shows us that investing in employee training is essential. Awareness-raising campaigns on the importance of information security is a form of prevention.
Myth: upgrade the systems ensures the protection
In fact, a system upgrade can pose an even greater threat to data security. It is essential that companies test the upgrades in their own environments before starting to effectively update the system. This way you can detect threats and eliminate vulnerabilities of the update.
Myth: Information management only concerns IT managers
In an organization it is essential that all employees are committed to the issue of safety. That is why the awareness campaigns for this topic are so important. The responsibility of protecting the confidential business data is of everyone who works there. In addition, the more information that managers gather, the more confidence they will have when making decisions. Big Data and real-time data analysis are two growing trends that are changing the way we manage business information.
Protecting your company’s information is critical so you can ensure that no confidential information is passed abroad. Prevention and training of employees together is the key to ensuring that data is protected and secure. Products such as Datapeers are increasingly needed in today’s business environment as they enable the protection of information and ensure compliance with the new data protection regulations, which will enter into force in May 2018 in the European Union.