To ensure data security the use of best practice
polices within organisations cannot be overstated. This means
having policies on e-mail encryption, password protection,
backups, fire wallprotection, virus scanning etc. Only when
these policies are put into practice in an organisation can
data said to be secure. Do you need a fire wall? Here are
three questions to ask. Is your network attached to the Internet?
Do you have information in your department that other departments
should not have access too? Do your remote connected branches
have external Internet access. If the answer to any of these
questions is yes, then you do need a fire wall
Ignore your data security
at your peril.
Many organisations are their data. contact
to see what you can do, to tighten up security in your
It's personal. It's private. And it's no one's
business but yours. You may be planning a political campaign,
discussing your taxes, or having a secret romance. Or you
may be communicating with a political dissident in a repressive
country. Whatever it is, you don't want your private electronic
mail (e-mail) or confidential documents read by anyone else.
There's nothing wrong with asserting your privacy
(Phil Zimmerman) author of PGP encryption