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Data Security is the subject of renewed focus following numerous high profile leaks on customer information.This presentation is intended as a basic training package to aid in ensuring that users ...

Data Security is the subject of renewed focus following numerous high profile leaks on customer information.This presentation is intended as a basic training package to aid in ensuring that users understand the critical importance of protecting sensitive data.

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    A User's Guide to Data Security and Control A User's Guide to Data Security and Control Presentation Transcript

    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control Copyright © 2010 Virya Technologies A Basic Guide to the Importance of Data Security and Control
    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control Data Security is the subject of renewed focus within many areas of the population. As a result, the potential cost of any loss can be very substantial.
    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control
      • Sensitive Data can take many forms;
          • Customer Information
          • Employee Information
          • Commercially Sensitive
              • Contract Information
              • Product Information
              • Results of Research
          • Government Controlled Information
    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control
      • As well as being protected by the terms of your employment contract, sensitive data may be protected by law;
          • The Data Protection Act 1998
              • Losses punishable by a fine of up to £500,000
          • The Official Secrets Act 1989
              • Unauthorised Disclosure may result in a custodial sentence
    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control
      • Loss of sensitive data may also cause harm to the business;
          • Loss of reputation
          • Destruction of customer trust
          • Competitors may become privy to confidential product information
          • Loss of Business
          • Large Financial Penalties
    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control
      • Data losses may occur as the result of;
      • Lost/Stolen Laptops
      • Lost/Stolen Removeable Media
      • Intercepted unencrypted communications (e-mail, fax, FTP etc)
      • 'Oversharing' of Information
    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control
      • Preventing Data Loss;
          • All sensitive data should be encrypted
          • Extra care should be taken with removable media
          • Only send the information that the recipient needs and is authorised to view
          • Use the most appropriate communication tool for the data required (i.e. Recorded courier rather than e-mail)
    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control
      • Key Facts;
      • In a 2010 study by BlockMaster
          • 58% of users considered a broken laptop more concerning than data loss
          • 30% were more concerned with whether or not they would be snowed in overnight
          • 42% were more concerned about losing christmas presents
      • Loss of data could cost your employer £500,000. A broken laptop may cost just £1000.
    • A User's Guide to Data Security and Control Advanced Training Packages available from Virya Technologies HTTP://WWW.VIRYATECHNOLOGIES.COM