Common Sense Data Security Tips

By: Absolute Team | 2/4/2010

Econsultancy has put together a list of 10 "Common Sense" Data Security Tips for businesses. This list includes many tips we've talked about repeatedly on this blog, including:

  1. Don't store data in plaintext
  2. Don't store data if you don't have to
  3. Manage server permissions
  4. Filter input, escape output
  5. Use a firewall
  6. Manage users
  7. Use SSL
  8. Plan your infrastructure
  9. Stay on top of software updates
  10. Actively manage your security

Have a read through the list - are you on top of all 10 segments?

There are, of course, loaded areas to this list. It's easy to list "plan your infrastructure", but that includes looking at many areas of hardware and software. There are probably a number of items that could be added to the list, but one area I'd probably add is to actively plan, and manage, your mobile data security policy. This would include policies on the use of company information on mobile phones, laptops and USB keys. As we've seen from recent data breaches, this is a growing area of risk and concern.

image: mconnors @morguefile

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