Our digital devices are essential to our personal and working lives bringing speed, agility and efficiency to transform the way we do business, socialise and provide key services. This connectivity brings great opportunities, but it is not without risks. We need to take reasonable steps to reduce this risk.
Having an understanding of what we care about, and why it’s important, should help to prioritise where to protect our organisation most—is it our identity, our privacy, our access to systems, our organisation, or indeed all of these things?
When we know what we need to protect, we need to understand how they might be at risk. Do your devices access the Internet? Are they standalone devices or are they connected with other devices (e.g. on a shared platform)? Does your data sit on the Cloud or on your organisation’s network?
Once you know the answer to these questions, you can take some simple steps to better protect yourself and your organisation.