“Contrary to popular belief, data security begins with the Board of Directors, not the IT Department. A corporate board that prioritizes data security can set the tone throughout an organization by instilling a culture of security, establishing strong security expectations, and breaking down internal silos to facilitate technical and strategic collaboration.” – says the Federal Trade Commission. in a new blog post.
- Build a team of stakeholders from across your organization
- Establish board-level oversight
- Hold regular security briefings
A strong data security program should never be reduced to a “check the box” approach geared toward meeting compliance obligations and requirements.