Data Security and Privacy

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Around the world, there’s a heightened awareness of the value and risks associated with personal data in the digital age. From high-visibility data breaches to increased regulation, the debate about what’s at stake and what to do about it rages on. Organizations need to be ready to make privacy more central to how they create and deliver products and services.

When Employees and Third Parties Work Remotely: Privacy and Security Risks

The massive experiment with remote work in the wake of COVID-19 puts sensitive company data at risk — from your own employees and from third-party workers. We show the steps functional leaders can take to heighten safeguards.

Sensitive company data, and that of employees, is vulnerable. To protect such information, assurance leaders should help their organizations communicate remote working rules that include clear guidance on how to safeguard data while working outside the office.

Most security failures originate from an organization’s own employees, according to our data privacy research. In the work-from-home environment, assurance leaders must:

  • Work with the chief information security officer and IT to communicate cybersecurity guidance
  • Remind employees that rules regarding proper email protocols must be followed outside the office
  • Check that remote work policies include measures to safeguard company data — and then distribute (or redistribute) the policies
  • Guard against an increase in phishing and malware attacks exploiting virus-related anxiety
  • Confirm that vendors also have adequate work-from-home policies and strong privacy and cybersecurity standards

Data security and privacy, cybersecurity, risk management and more are covered in depth at this year’s conference. View Topics

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