Security management and cybersecurity are major buzz words today. But what do they really mean to you, your fleet, and your operations?
Your information is your most valuable asset. While every company is different based on size and systems, there are 3 main pillars and best practices to keep in mind to ensure your data is protected.
The first of these is process and process review. Create simple and easy to read guidelines that clearly state the objectives and the best practices you expect each employee to follow to reduce the chance of cyber-attacks or data breaches.
Keep the document updated as new systems are introduced or new concerns arise. Be sure to notify employees each time a document is revised. Use the document in company training sessions to keep everyone on track.
The technology that every company uses will vary, again based on size and systems in place. When choosing new or updated software or hardware to protect your data, be sure you have identified your goals and all the information that needs to be protected.
Perform thorough research on each technology to best identify all the options, as well as the costs. Once you have put your chosen technology to work for you, be sure to revisit the goals and the list of protected information to be sure that it continues to meet all your needs.
Keeping your data safe is not only the responsibility of your security team and the technology chosen, but every employee in the company. You have documented your best practices, put technology to work for you, now it is up to your employees to understand the importance of their participation in the processes and in using the technology successfully. The more knowledgeable your employees are, the less exposure your data will have to cybersecurity threats.