Establishing basic security practices and policies for employees is essential for managing a company in the digital age. A robust information security program is necessary to protect your business, customers, and data from potential data breaches and security incidents. To create an effective security program, you need to consider your organization's information security culture, policies, procedures, rules, and guidelines. Start by deciding who needs a seat at the table and then make an inventory of all assets that might contain sensitive data.
Assess risks by making a list of potential threats and vulnerabilities and decide how to handle each risk. Identify third-party vendors and prioritize them based on data confidentiality. Implement controls to mitigate or eliminate risks and conduct frequent security awareness training. Install security software on all devices and manage large networks with properly trained staff.
Partner with other IT and non-IT departments to achieve synergy in support of the network security management program. Finally, consider compliance regulations when selecting security tools.