HR and IT departments are realizing that they must work together more closely to prevent serious data breaches, and Jacqui Summons, international HR director at Clearswift, explained how to start making that transition to closer cooperation and communication:
"The advice I've given to HR people is not to make an assumption that this task fits within the IT function, and that there's therefore no need for them to be involved. Ask the questions you need to ask — don't just assume that somehow or other this is magically being sorted by your IT function, and that you will never suffer any kind of data breach. The challenge, in terms of asking the right questions, is one I face myself, to a degree — HR people are typically not very technically minded. That isn't normally what you find within an HR function. For some HR people it's a whole new world, and a whole new language that they have not in the past had to be involved in."
Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.
In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.