8 Tips for Keeping the Business Secure and Productive

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 07-20-2015 Email

Security and productivity require a delicate balance. While an organization can have the best security technology in the world, unless everyone fully grasps why it's important, it doesn't matter. "As CIO, ask yourself if your employees have the right understanding of what security is," suggests Harry Folloder, CIO of ASM Waypoint. "And why it should be important to each individual in the organization." Organizations with remote workers must provide employees instant and easy access to critical information, he said. If they don't, employees will create their own workarounds, such as using personal email accounts and services, such as Dropbox, each of which comes with considerable security risk. To build a strategy that prepares against any potential security threat, he recommends first assessing the business needs and typical employee behavior. This requires visibility and insight into the enterprise's current state of technology and business practices.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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