(Your Stay Out of Jail Card Has Arrived) Have you ever played Monopoly? What’s the key strategy to winning? Buying up the railroads. Why? It’s how we move goods and services. Just paste the word “internet” over railroads and you get the jist of how the world operates at an accelerated pace. The internet now serves as the instrumental “fast‐ track” to commerce and must be protected, or you face huge liabilities for your company. How’re Your Railroad Tracks? How’s your “railroad” system looking? Are your cars and engines up‐to‐date? Or are they old and in need of retirement? How DO you retire those old behemoths cost effectively? You may want to check your equipment and systems now, while you can. Why? Some lawmakers around the Senate are hoping to breathe new life into the Data Security and Breach Notification Law which has been on and off the table since 2012. Basically, it would mean jail time for executives who fail to notify customers in a timely fashion of a security breach. Would You Stay out of Jail? Would your protocols pass the test? What do you have in place currently that protects your customers’ identity? Who is your spokesperson for damage control? What steps would be taken to protect your data? Let’s take a look at what you might consider putting into place should this legislation come to pass. Even if it doesn’t? It never hurts to be proactive when it comes to the integrity of your data and security protocols. Updates on Devices: Who does the updating? Do you leave software updates to your IT Department? Or is that a pipe dream? How do you keep on top of security updates for sales people with smart phones, tablets, or laptops? Or is your team “too busy to be bothered?” Destruction of Devices: How do you handle outdated devices? You can easily ship devices from anywhere to Ship‐n‐Destroy’s NAID-certified facility and have them disposed of properly. Free destruction of laptops, servers and hard drive destruction for as little as $6 is a no‐brainer for keeping protocols in place for an end‐to‐end secure customer experience. Talk to Ship‐n‐Destroy to put an end‐to‐end security protocol in place to ensure your company reduces the risk of a security breach and has your company plotting on the right track!
December 11, 2017