The mushrooming use of computer networks, laptops and email has led to accompanying problems with lost and stolen data that companies need to address. In this extract from his ICAEW IT Faculty guide Dealing with Internet Security Threats, Ian Kilpatrick describes how encryption can help.
The easiest and most effective way of stopping sensitive and critical data bein read by unauthorised personnel or outsiders is to encrypt it.
IT security basics
- Access to data should only be given to those individuals and teams that need it and are authorised to use it.
- A security defence is only as strong as its weakest link -...