Digital Security Equals Wealth

No growth is ever made without risk. Every good business owner knows this. The buck does not stop there though. I have been on the hunt for areas of interest in my own business where more risk can be taken and where some risk can be reined in as well.

“Business executives must take an active role in making policy part of the DNA of the company. The first step is a clear recognition of the financial risk to the organization should a breach occur due to noncompliance.” -Bob Janacek, DataMotion

This means that not only would I increase the value of my data by securing it; I am actually decreasing that value by not securing it. Still, some companies like Google have already caught on to the idea of securing data by not securing it at all. Even though this makes for some big mistakes in consumer privacy issues if someone were to let say hack Google’s server and steal user’s information.

Several think tank leaders, including Sir Ken Robinson, have discussed Google X’s work environment. In his popular TED Talk, Robinson said that mistakes must be made in order for innovative ideas to take place. In other words, there is no right or wrong answer in the knowledge economy of today.

How can you or your business capitalize from this movement?

DataMotion CTO Bob Janacek says that a best-practice approach to IT security and compliance centers on two key areas: effective communication about policies, and the use of appropriate transfer management tools and controls for corporate email, including on mobile devices.

Did you know that Google didn’t track the hits you get from mobile and other devices? Until now, with Universal Analytics – Google’s update to it’s current Analytics platform; users will be able to see internet traffic in a whole new way. It offers support for an analytics.js library, and Mobile SDK or higher for Android and iOS. From what it looks like, Google has been urging developers to move all “properties” as they put it, over to the new Universal Analytics system. Making the move to know more about your organization’s websites and the demographics thereof is a great move. It’s much like the transfer of corporate databases to a more secure infrastructure.

After speaking with a representative from Trust-E Online, I am now sure they would center my IT department around our corporate policies. I went out and received a Digital Asset Appraisal and can now begin to see how much this risk is worth to the overall organization. It’s well worth the investment in my business.

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