Modern advances are quickly outrunning policy and laws that are meant protect its users; that said, I don’t advocate living in a state of fear
I do, however, believe in being informed.
I use a smartphone, my whole family has computers, and all my clients have complex IT environments. With the ever-growing prominence of modern IT, it’s more and more important than ever to be informed and understand what laws apply to you; why?
Because at some point, you are going to end up in court. When that happens, you should know that ignorance of the law is not a defense.
- If you do not know that everything on social media is legally public data and your employee posts something that gets your company sued, it is too late to say, “I didn’t know.”
- If you did not know about your kid posting a picture on Tumblr or on Facebook about the breakfast they were having in Tahiti while going to Fiji, and it just destroys your $2.7 million a year security budget, it is not the kid’s problem.
Unbelievable, you say?
Fact: That very thing happened to Michael Dell.
His company spent $3 million a year protecting his family, but when his son put up a photo of a breakfast he was having before leaving on the trip to Fiji, and when his daughter tweeted details about a wedding reception she was attending, it all went out the window.
Ignorance is not a defense.
In addition to being well-educated on the laws that apply to you, your business should have a written security policy. If you do not have one, request that a plan be built for you by a trusted cybersecurity expert.
Brainlink will help.
We would be happy to create a plan and policy for you and your business. Having a written policy is required for many industries, and it is a good idea because it will help you as a business owner understand what you are and are not authorizing your employees to do. By taking these first steps of educating yourself and creating a security policy, you can lay the groundwork for more secure tech practices in your business.
Get in touch with the Brainlink team right away at (917) 685-7731 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.