How You Can Beef

By Larry Dignan  |  Posted 2004-05-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You may have to vouch for your information security in the not-too-distant future as regulators get restless over cyber-attacks.

Up Cybesecurity"> HOW YOU CAN BEEF UP CYBERSECURITY

PUT SOMEONE IN CHARGE
Make one executive accountable, whether it's your existing chief security officer or some other high-level manager.

CREATE POLICIES
Develop clear policies and procedures governing security—and how you share data.

ENFORCE THOSE POLICIES
Have the executive in charge ensure compliance through regular audits.

BENCHMARK YOURSELF
Identify the most secure data center and network in your company—and start with that as your standard for all business units.

OPEN YOUR EYES
Watch legislation closely and lobby for changes you need or want.

--Tom Steinert-Threlkeld contributed to this report.


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ldignan@ziffdavisenterprise.com
Larry formerly served as the East Coast news editor and Finance Editor at CNET News.com. Prior to that, he was editor of Ziff Davis Inter@ctive Investor, which was, according to Barron's, a Top-10 financial site in the late 1990s. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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