DATA PROTECTION SERVICES
Security Best Practices
Security is about people. More than technology, more than data, security
is about people. The attitudes and resulting behaviors of the employees in
your organization will ultimately determine how successful your security initiatives
are. It then becomes your job to make sure each and every person internalizes
how critical good security policy is. That’s where we come in.
Make Best Practices Intrinsic to Your Organization
Our Security Best Practices initiatives help organizations like yours to establish
an appropriate set of security policies and procedures and enact a regular training
process to make certain each employee understands their role in the security of
Over the years, we have watched as many companies go out and buy the most expensive,
multi-layered security infrastructure. They have locked down their perimeter.
They have encrypted their hard drives. They’ve done everything that security
technology can do. Yet they failed to consider how the behavior of non-security
personnel could impact their wonderful technology solutions. So when they
discovered a catastrophic breach occurred and they traced it to a particular user
name and password, they were shocked to find that employee’s credentials written
on a sticky note and taped to the monitor in a high-traffic area. Had that
employee embraced the security of the organization, rather than ignore it, the company
could have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in recovery efforts.
Our Best Pracitices Methodology
It is stories like these that have led us to begin offering our Security Best
Practices initiatives to our clients. These initiatives are customized for
the each client, but generally follow a pattern similar to the process outlined
- Discovery. We take the time to understand your company
culture, business objectives, employee base and existing security strategy.
- Documentation. Then, starting with our ISO approved
templates, we work with you to create your security policies and procedures.
- Awareness Training. Policies and procedures are worth
very little if your employees do not understand them. So we structure
a customized training curriculum that educates your employees and repeatedly
updates them to achieve internalization.
- Verification. Finally, once sufficient training has
been provided, we begin a series of controlled tests to evaluate employee behavior
and look for gaps in their understanding/acceptance of your security best practices.
Our Security Best Practices initiatives are not intended to trick your employees
or create a "big brother" atmosphere in your offices. Rather, they are intentionally
built to underscore how following good security behaviors is a win for the company
and for themselves.
Contact us today to discuss
how a Security Best Practices initiative would benefit your organization.
We look forward to serving you.
Our customers deserve the support we get from Pervasive.