Release Date: July 18, 2012
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Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP was pleased to serve as one of the presenting companies at a Business Leadership Forum entitled: The Invisible War: Securing Your Technology & Preventing Cyber Risks. Kevin Burke, a Partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group outlined the ten steps that companies can take to avoid data and information breaches in the course of their business operations.
1. Address Organizational Issues: Know your organization. What do you do and how do you do it? What do you need to protect? What are the inherent organizational factors that increase your risk (e.g., remote offices, suppliers, or subcontractors with differences in culture, politics or language)?
2. Pre-screen Potential Employees: The information collected during this process will help hiring managers make informed decisions and mitigate the risk of hiring a “problem” employee.
3. Form a Multidisciplinary Team at your organization dedicated to protecting your information. Include human resources staff, security, IT and legal professionals. The team should create policies, drive training, and monitor problem employees.
4. Establish Policies and Practices: Policies should delineate appropriate use of intellectual property, clearly disclose the organization’s right to monitor and audit employee more...
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