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IDG Contributor Network: How employees can share the IT security load

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 19, 2016.

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    When we talk about responsibility for a company’s data security, naturally, management comes to mind first, typically a CISO, CSO or CIO. Security professionals and IT managers themselves concede that they bear the lion’s share of this responsibility.

    A recent study showed that 65% of IT decision makers believe they would likely lose their job due to a security breach. But the real foundation of a well-managed company’s data security efficacy comes down to each and every employee within that company. A perfect example occurred nearly five years ago at a Midwest-based hospital revenue cycle management company and demonstrated how devastating a poorly-managed security framework can be at multiple levels of an organization.

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